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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-21-2015, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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Boiling question

How long do you have to boil water to take away scent? My J-hook tool keep sliding off my j hook as I'm trying to attach my earth anchors. They are all clean,dyed,waxed. I want to boil a set of pliers on the stove to close my jhooks. Thanks
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-21-2015, 12:45 PM
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I think you're going to the extreme. You can't eliminate 100 percent of human scent. they go in your truck or SUV, you take them out and drop a half dozen traps on your tail gate before throwing them into your bucket, bag, or basket that you likely touched with your bare hands...Closing J hooks with a set of pliers isn't a big deal. I'd ensure they are not coated with grease or something else extra smelly. but if they're clean, it's a non issue.
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First coyote I caught last year, I remade the set bare handed the day before after a sprung trap. Don't worry about it.

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ok thanks
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Re: Boiling question

What type of J hook tool are you using? I use these (old style)in the shop because I think they work much easier than Ron's for closing them.

http://www.cooncannon.com/product/s-hook-j-hook-tool

I use Ron's for opening J-hooks because they work much better than the others. I also use Ron's in the field because they are much smaller than the others.

https://www.schmittent.com/j-hook-tool

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I use channel locks.

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I use channel locks.
same here.
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fencing pliers here

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Re: Boiling question

<span style="color: #660000"><span style="font-weight: bold">How long do you have to boil water to take away scent? </span></span>
Rip roaring boil for an hour, with Lye added. Lye will clean old or new traps. Rinse traps off of excess Lye water.

<span style="color: #660000"><span style="font-weight: bold">My J-hook tool keep sliding off my j hook as I'm trying to attach my earth anchors.</span></span>
Use bench vice to close J-hooks.
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