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unhook reserve

 


kidsmurf2000  (A 39307)

Sep 24, 2001, 7:14 PM
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Hi,

I'm trying to unhook my reserve from my container to send the container off to the manufacturer for some mods... I thought I could do this myself (my riggers a 2 hour round trip!), but the metal attachment rings between the container and the reserve lines are stuck firm. Is there a trick to opening them up? Any special tools needed? I don't want to force it un-necessarily, but does it just require brute strength?

Thanks!



Premier PhreeZone  (D License)
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Sep 24, 2001, 7:54 PM
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A plyer and a screw driver are all that are needed. Use the Screw Driver to gan a leverage advantace on the Links. It should require a bit of brute strength but not too much.
Just remember..... only a senior rigger and mount a reserve to a container.

Be safe, be smooth, be fast..... and most importantly.... be phree Smile


kidsmurf2000  (A 39307)

Sep 24, 2001, 8:27 PM
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Thanks- I got them open with some brute strength; I'll be sure to get my rigger to reconnect everything once the mods are done

Blue ones!



riggerrob  (D 14840)

Sep 26, 2001, 12:21 AM
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You only need an open end wrench.
Use the floor to prevent the link from turning.
Eliminating the screwdriver eliminates a lot of gouged fingers.




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