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Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by deereequipment, Apr 23, 2010.
Anyone ever heard of soaking spools in water to prevent them from getting brittle?
Yes, I've read in several different places that soaking line 12-24 hours ahead of use will help prevent breaking for older line. Tried it in a large coffee can, hauled it around for awhile, decided it was too much trouble.
i tried it this spring soaked it for about 2 days and it is still just as brittle
It's easier to just keep it out of the sun.
it works- there is a diff esp with string that severl years old. i keep an old h20 cooler in the bed of the truck for soaking trimmer string
Ive heard this only works with older line, and has no effect on new line. But if you all are like me, I never have old line around. I buy a 3lb spool every spring and its gone by october, so old line isnt an issue for me, but if you have lots of older line lying around, I guess its good to do?
Interesting, I've never heard of this before, kinda neat idea.
we have tons of unused spools for future use, have thought of soaking in water, but can you imagine the funk all that water would become over time, we are talking about a 55 gal drum to keep all our spools in so not an option imo
i keep a large spool in my garage out of the sun and a few pre cut pieces for if i run out during the day
true=only works on old line.