Repairing bent pipe frame on trampoline

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Old 08-06-16, 02:53 PM
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Question Repairing bent pipe frame on trampoline

I didn't know what category in which to post my question. I basically need a brain smarter than mine. Please see 3 photos attached.

The wind bent one of the curved pipes that make up the frame of my granddaughter's trampoline. It's stuck. They are each maybe 5 or 6 feet in length and...you'll see how they fit.

I found a replacement part. However, I can get the bent pipe out.

I started unhooking the springs to take tension off the bent part...see photo...but only a few were "loose" enough to be unhooked. I suspect I will ultimately have to remove the springs first...just don't know.

Any ideas on how to get the bent piece out, so I can insert the replacement part. I figure I might have to tear down the entire trampoline...which means I'll have to remove the springs.

Thanks.

Bill
Georgetown, IN
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Old 08-06-16, 03:16 PM
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I guess you could just cut the bent tube to get it out, but I doubt you'll be able to get the new part in place without removing all the springs. I think you'll need to remove the tension on all the pieces enough to pull them far enough apart to insert the replacement tube.

Getting those springs off is easier with a helper to keep tension on the fabric while the other person stretches the spring enough to get it unhooked. Otherwise as you pull on the spring, the fabric just moves out farther....
 
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Old 08-06-16, 03:38 PM
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I would make a spring hook, A stiff medal rod 1/8 or about with a handle and a hook on the other end. I like them about 10 inches long.
 
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Old 08-06-16, 03:45 PM
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Thanks to both of you. Trampolines come with a spring hook but I lost ours. I'll see if I can find one. Thanks.
 
 

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