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 Post subject: Free Springs
PostPosted: Feb Sun 24, 2019 3:00 pm 
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I like to make good use of empty product containers if they are fairly sturdy because, hey, free container. I had never had much use for empty liquid soap containers, however.
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Then I realized that the pumper mechanism has a decent-sized spring inside.
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A little coercion and it pops apart, and voila, free spring for wherever you need one.
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So far I've used a few for repairs, one to a pair of scissors that was pretty useless otherwise, so bully for the free springs.

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 Post subject: Re: Free Springs
PostPosted: Feb Sun 24, 2019 8:42 pm 
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Ball point pens - the retractable type - have good springs in them too.

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 Post subject: Re: Free Springs
PostPosted: Feb Sun 24, 2019 9:21 pm 
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majoco wrote:
Ball point pens - the retractable type - have good springs in them too.

Martin-also true! I seem to recall fixing a gas lighter with a spring from a depleted ballpoint, years ago.

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 Post subject: Re: Free Springs
PostPosted: Feb Sun 24, 2019 11:09 pm 
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I never thought about plundering the springs out of used up soap or other product containers...Good idea!

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