Introduction: Fix and Strengthen Broken Dog Cable
This instructable is to teach how to fix a broken dog leash with 2 Swivel Snap Bolts
I had to fix my dogs leash, because I accidentally ran over it with the lawn mower, but luckily I only chopped it off the end of the leash and not somewhere in the middle.
I decided to use two clamp sets and bolt snaps, because my dog somehow kept on getting off the leash (ONLY when my wife tied him up). I decided to use two each as a backup.
I also noticed that weather damages the spring in the Snap Bolts, so having backup is a good idea anyway.
I will say that it is a little heavier than I expected, but I am pretty confident my dog does not care.
Step 1: Collect Materials
Collect your materials. I went to Lowe's for my parts. I believe the original leash was a gift from my Mom that I ran over with the lawn mower.
Swivel Snap Bolts - $3.18 - http://www.lowes.com/pd_656968-40391-AC1088A_1z10s...
Clamp Set - $0.99 - http://www.lowes.com/pd_637465-273-BH7671609___?pr...
[Instead of a clamp set, you can also buy this kit:
Dog Cable Leash - $24.98 - http://www.lowes.com/pd_348294-40391-AC6015C___?pr... ]
*Price depends on length and weight of cable.
*** MAKE SURE YOU GET PARTS THAT ARE RATED FOR YOUR SIZE DOG ***
Step 2: Slide in Bolt Snaps Around Loop
It is easy to line it up as shown on the picture and pull it into place.
This is hard to describe and easy enough to figure out for yourself, but it will take a little strength.
Step 3: Push Cord Through Bolt Snaps Eyes and Around Loop
Refer to the picture above. Leave a few inches of extra cable.
Step 4: Attach First Snap Clamp
This is somewhat tricky to do, because your other hand is holding the cable around the loop in place.
Put the cable around the "U" bolt and then put the other end of the clamp set on followed by the nuts. You can hand tighten the nuts down for now. We will tightening all the way in a later step.
Step 5: Slide the First Camp Set Up Closer to the Loop
Leave room for the second clamp set to fit between the loop and the first clamp set.
Step 6: Attach Second Braket
Once again you can hand tighten this clamp set down too.
Step 7: Tighten With a Needle Nose Pliers
Now tighten down all four nuts all the way.
I found it easier to use a needle nose pliers for this step. Just keep tightening each nut down little by little, because you will see that you can tighten down one side pretty tight, but once you tighten down the other side, there will be more room to tighten the first side even more.
Step 8: Hook It Up to Your Dogs Collar
Thanks Bentley Boy!
Let me know if you have any questions.