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Hurdle Repair!
Often hurdles with round tube uprights have damaged or lost spring buttons. I have found an inexpensive solution. If you go to a T&F supplier they will charge round 5.00/spring button. These can be purchased at Grainger.com, item number 3DPZ9 for a price of 6.50 per package of 10. They are the exact same spring button as a T&F supplier offers.

To install them, carefully remove the hurdle slide tubes with the hurdle gate still attached. Now look down the barrel of the hurdle upright - sometimes you can see the missing spring button in the barrel. If so, take a long needle nose plier and pull the spring button into place. if it's missing completely (it may have broken and fallen to the bottom of the barrel, then carefully insert a new spring button clip by sliding it down into the barrel, being careful to align the button hole in on the interior of the barrel. It should then snap into place. Replace the gate with the side tubes and you should be all set! ...more
 
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