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#7728 - 07/26/06 09:31 AM Re: Drowning set/Slide-Wire, Question???
LJ Offline
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Registered: 03/29/06
Posts: 73
Loc: Sherburne, New York (Central)
how does the chain system work. Never heard of it.

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#7729 - 07/26/06 11:15 AM Re: Drowning set/Slide-Wire, Question???
Mike Marchewka Offline
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Registered: 01/31/02
Posts: 152
Loc: Crystal Lake,Illinois
A piece of tube steel is used and a heavy MACHINE chain is run through it...attached(welded) to the tube steel is a short piece of steel..an "arm" of sorts. This "arm" attaches to the trap and basically is your positive locking device. Once the animal is captured it takes the trap down the chain and cannot come back to surface because the "arm" ...lock becomes wedged against chain. First I saw of this device advertised was in the 90s...place out of Hayfield,Minnesota...Trap Pro Products.

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#7730 - 07/26/06 10:33 PM Re: Drowning set/Slide-Wire, Question???
LJ Offline
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Registered: 03/29/06
Posts: 73
Loc: Sherburne, New York (Central)
do u have any pics of it? it still seems "differnt".

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#7731 - 07/27/06 06:37 AM Re: Drowning set/Slide-Wire, Question???
Mike Marchewka Offline
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Registered: 01/31/02
Posts: 152
Loc: Crystal Lake,Illinois
No don't have a digital camera.

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#7732 - 07/27/06 06:57 AM Re: Drowning set/Slide-Wire, Question???
jwr Offline
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Registered: 02/19/03
Posts: 199
Loc: ark
heavy MACHINE chain? Mike the heavy caught my eye. What are you calling heavy? I use #3, never had a problem. Made me wonder why heavy.

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#7733 - 07/28/06 07:10 AM Re: Drowning set/Slide-Wire, Question???
Mike Marchewka Offline
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Registered: 01/31/02
Posts: 152
Loc: Crystal Lake,Illinois
Heavy as #2 or #3 Jackie...I used "heavy" cause some of the early stuff I used was the foreign made Northwoods chain off their 1.75 traps...not real well made.

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#7734 - 07/28/06 07:16 AM Re: Drowning set/Slide-Wire, Question???
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Registered: 06/11/06
Posts: 1933
Loc: WV
One thing that no one has mentioned, how much weight is enough for your anchor? I have some big RR tie-plates that weigh around 17# each. What do you guys use? smile

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#7735 - 07/28/06 09:31 AM Re: Drowning set/Slide-Wire, Question???
Mike Marchewka Offline
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Registered: 01/31/02
Posts: 152
Loc: Crystal Lake,Illinois
I usually t-bar my deep water anchor. But have used two cinder blocks attached or 2-3 railroad tie plates attached...IN DEEP WATER.

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#7736 - 07/28/06 10:16 AM Re: Drowning set/Slide-Wire, Question???
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Registered: 07/22/00
Posts: 3650
Loc: Wellington,OH=USA
For beaver 40 lb. is a good minimum weight.Coon somewhere around 20 lb.This is not takeing into consideration what the bottom or weight is made up of.Different conditions will require adjustments.Just for comparisions a cubic foot of dry dirt weighs app.75 lbs.

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#7737 - 07/28/06 10:48 AM Re: Drowning set/Slide-Wire, Question???
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Registered: 07/22/03
Posts: 1963
Loc: Qc.
Ric: Is it possible that you meant to type a cubic yard as opposed to a cubic foot?

If not your Americain dirt is much heavier than ours!

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