A trademan's life

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A trademan's life

On the back of the mining boom it's finally cool to be a tradie again - and thank goodness because I can't think of anything worse than being a desk jockey! The trick to earning big dollars at the moment isn't having a fancy law degree - it's being good with your hands and able to to fix and maintain any industrial equipment. Everyday is a new challenge in this job, with new problems coming up all the time. You'll never get bored! This site has loads of tips and tricks on maintain common and uncommon industrial and mining equipment.

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Some Simple Safety Tips When Using Traction Springs

Traction gas springs are gas-filled tubes containing a piston rod. When the rod is pulled out, the gas expands and pulls the rod back in. This is the opposite of a traditional compression spring, where the gas attempts to push the rod out. They are becoming more and more common and are quite safe to use, as long as you follow some simple safety tips. Never dismantle the spring  The gas inside a traction spring is nitrogen, which is kept under high pressure. Read More