Replace Sofa Springs?

Reply

  #1  
Old 01-20-08, 08:21 AM
S
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 2
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Replace Sofa Springs?

How do I replace sofa recliner springs and holding clips?
Specific problem How do I stretch and hold spring while attaching to the holding clip. Special Tool or procedure?

Thanks for your help in advance!
Skip
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 01-20-08, 08:28 PM
G
Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 14
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
sofa recliner springs

I havent messed around much with furniture but i do know one thing it is a pain to get those springs back in. I helped my dad once when fixing a recliner and man that was a pain. I dont know off the top of my head of a tool for that job, but i know that it is alot easier to have some one help you
 

Last edited by the_tow_guy; 01-21-08 at 05:28 AM. Reason: Removed outside link
  #3  
Old 01-21-08, 02:35 PM
S
Member
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Cape Cod
Posts: 4,320
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
As there are so many different types of springs used in recliners, I'm assuming you've got "flat springs", the wavy kind that go from front to back (and occasionally side to side)?

There's no special tool I know of (short of what a factory has)
Just whatever is available and works

Two people helps for sure
 
  #4  
Old 01-24-08, 05:17 AM
S
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 2
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
sofa spring replacement

Originally Posted by slickshift View Post
As there are so many different types of springs used in recliners, I'm assuming you've got "flat springs", the wavy kind that go from front to back (and occasionally side to side)?

There's no special tool I know of (short of what a factory has)
Just whatever is available and works

Two people helps for sure
Yes I have flat spring the wavy kind that go from front to back. I tried with 2 people still can't stretch and attach

Thanks
 
  #5  
Old 01-30-08, 10:31 AM
F
Member
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 1
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
I remember my Dad (who repairs furniture for hotels/restaurants) made a hardwood lever out of an axe handle with a hook attached about 8" from the bottom, then a small rope or chain tied to the spring (small visegrips used to stop chain/rope from sliding on the spring) and would pry back on the handle and I would drive the screws to springclamp. I hope this helps, or gives you an idea to help
 
Reply
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: