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I spent some time with my spring mate on the floor with a set of bathroom scales compressing various similar springs , including my one. Compressed down to working length in the housing, it was showing about 100lb (that is the force it pops out of the can at you - a mean spring) . My only conclusion is that a 1 bar spring requires another 14 1b to open the valve some unspecified amount to allow a dump.
So, if my assessment of this spring at 1 bar (6 3/4") is correct, it is not hard to make one up to 70% working pressure at same compressed length. Can check on the scales prior - it should be reading 70 lb. My boost gauge should tell me the rest. Not looking foward to putting it back in the can tho.
Alan
Old 11-16-2007, 01:19 PM
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