Trash can lid - spring operated

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Old 09-11-07, 07:03 PM
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Trash can lid - spring operated

I am looking for a spring cannot find in Lowes. This spring helps the 8 gallong trash can lid to swing open.

its a tension spring, I can email the picture of the spring if someone is willing to help me out.

if anyone can tell me where can I find this spring ?

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Old 09-11-07, 07:23 PM
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Welcome to the forums! Post a pix of the spring on a site such as photobucket.com and give us the urls. We'll try to help.
 
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Old 09-16-07, 02:01 PM
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photo of the spring

here are the photos. I have already been to Lowes and Menards they did not have it. so I need help.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/e...c/IMG_1094.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/e...c/IMG_1095.jpg

Again, this spring goes into the lid of the 8Gal trash can.

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Old 09-17-07, 12:53 PM
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I moved your thread here in Hardware and Fasteners as it may fit better here.

Just a thought, but perhaps you can make it yourself out of galvanized steel wire. Not sure if that's what it's originally made of though.

Anyway, I'm sure others will chime in here.

BTW: Welcome to the DoItYourself.com forums
 
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Old 04-16-10, 07:48 PM
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Originally Posted by kivi26 View Post
here are the photos. I have already been to Lowes and Menards they did not have it. so I need help.

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/e...c/IMG_1094.jpg

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/e...c/IMG_1095.jpg

Again, this spring goes into the lid of the 8Gal trash can.

thanks...
Heh, the hardware stores don't have them. I searched five stores. They don't sell them. Contact the company that your trash can comes from, explain the problem. I had a Sterilite spring lid can that came with no springs. They sent me the springs within a week. Google the manufacturer. I tried making them - no luck! Sterilite was only too happy to help and when I told them that one store had springs missing, they wanted the stores name and address so they could solve the problem. Well, those trash cans were a different brand. Find your size trash can also. It should be printed somewhere, or figure out its capacity and let them know to the best of your ability. You'll get help!
 
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Old 04-17-10, 03:37 AM
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Jannhull, welcome to the forums. Hopefully in the past 3 years they either got the springs or replaced the cans. Looking forward to your continued help on the forums.
 
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Old 06-20-10, 06:58 AM
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I've had luck with large, stiff safety pins as a replacement for the springs (snip the end to remove the sharp point. But now my replacement safety pins, which worked well for a few years, have worn out and the new ones I found are not stiff enough, so they deform and don't spring back. Does anyone know where to get some stiff ones?
 
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