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    spring rate

    Is there any way to test the spring rate ? I have a bunch of springs, but can't determine which is the strongest or weakest.

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    If you have a kitchen scale, put the spring on and zero it out for the tare weight. Hold a ruler next to it with the top of the spring at the 1" mark. Push it down to 0" and record the reading on the scale. The lighter springs will take less effort to compress so the weight shown will be less than the stronger springs.
    The Super Derecho

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    Now why didn't I think of that? Great Idea thanks!!

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