Have you ever encountered trampoline frame rings stuck together problems, especially during disassembling the trampoline? There are several reasons for trampoline ring jam issues, such as rust on frame rings, overweight jumping, bad assembly, metal parts damage, etc.
So, how to fix the trampoline frame stuck together? Some effective solutions are- applying lubricant and leaving it for at least 10 minutes, unscrewing the top ring of the frame, applying heat or force, replacing the damaged ring, and more. Actually, troubleshooting the stuck trampoline frame rings isn’t so hard, and in most cases, you can loosen them easily.
This blog will explain all the possible causes and solutions for the trampoline frame pipes stuck situation. Let’s get started!
Why Is My Trampoline Frame Stuck Together?
There are several reasons why trampoline frame pipes aren’t taken apart rightly. To determine the real culprit, you have to inspect the frame rings closely. Some common reasons for trampoline frame rings mating are-
- Rust on frame rings
- Overweight jumping
- Damaged frame
- Cold weather or rain
- Going overboard with assembly
1. Rust on Frame Rings
This is the most common sticky issue of any kind of steel structure. The metal on the trampoline frame can begin to corrode over time as it’s exposed to harsh weather.
Thus, rust may form in the trampoline frame rings, which could cause the frame to be locked together. So this makes it difficult to separate the pieces.
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2. Overweight Jumping
This is not rocket science, but you can understand if someone extremely heavy or more people than the weight requirement jumps on the trampoline with full pressure.
It means the extra pressure or force will definitely cause the upper frame to bend downward. As a result, the trampoline frame ring might be fixed together.
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3. Going Overboard with Assembly
It’s not a regular issue, but it mostly happens if people apply extra pressure while installing the trampoline. Strong peoples often get overboard during tightening the screws or attaching the poles. Which ends up causing the ring matting.
4. Damaged Frame
Getting damaged is not frequently happen as the frame is made sturdily. But in some cases, it surely does. I think you can imagine an unexpected storm banging the garden tree into your trampoline frame, and it gets bent and caught to each other.
Sometimes falling heavyweight in the tramp could also damage the frame, which needs repair or replacement of the whole frame.
5. Cold Weather or Rain
Sometimes your trampoline frame may stick together due to extreme cold. If snow or rain is piled on the trampoline for long, the trampoline frame may suck them. As a result, the joints of the frame may be fixed.
How to Fix Stuck Trampoline Frame Ring?
If you are experiencing trampoline frame ring jam troubles, you can resolve it in the following ways-
- Unscrew the Top
- Apply Grease or WD-40
- Apply Force by Hammer
- Apply Heat in the Spot
- Replacing the Damaged Ring
Now, I’ll talk about all the possible solutions to unstick stuck trampoline poles or frame problems.
1. Unscrew the Top
The first and obvious step, unscrew the whole frame. Screws are simply joining the frame pieces together, so unscrewing them will help to separate them easily. Thus, the issue said already if you got overboard during the frame assembly, unscrewing would be hard.
So, to undo those screws, you have to put extra pressure while unscrewing with the screwdrivers, or the easy way is, to use a power drill. With a power drill, you don’t have to put extra pressure, and your tramp screw will come out easier.
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2. Apply Grease or WD-40
It is a very common solution to solve trampoline frame stuck problems. Any kind of oil or lubricant eases out the tight parts and makes the frames easy to separate. But if you try the separation process just after applying the lubricant, this mightn’t work.
So, apply good quality lubricants, like WD-40 or vegetable oil, on the trampoline ring frame joints and wait for 10 minutes to let it do its magic. And then try to separate the frames, which will surely be much easier to remove than the starting.
Here is a recommended WD-40 to loosen the trampoline frame rings-
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3. Apply Force by Hammer
Well, greasing is the easiest and all-time working solution for unbinding steel structures. But if the greasing trick doesn’t work in your trampoline frame, it means the frame rings are glued too strictly here.
Remember the overweight issue, which causes the trampoline frame to get deeper in the hole. In this condition, the oil is not going to work here. But a force on the joint parts to set will do the trick.
Use a hammer to bang on the joints to force them in the opposite direction, and hopefully, it will come out in two or three smashes. If needed, you can apply torque on the affected frame rings using wrenches.
In case the trampoline poles or rods are stuck together, you may separate them by applying force to the opposite hand in each section. The following video shows the process of detaching the stuck trampoline pole easily.
4. Apply Heat in the Spot
According to the law of physics, if you apply heat to metal parts, they will expand. In that way, you can unstick trampoline frame mating issues. You can use a propane gas torch, gas stove, or any other way to apply plenty of fire heat to the affected frame joints.
Pro Tips: You may require to wear heat-resistant gloves on your hands and wrenches to loosen the frame rings after heating is done.
Check the following video to get an idea of how to apply heat to break a trampoline frame or poles stuck.
5. Replacing the Damaged Ring
The damaged ring is also an issue that causes a trampoline ring to get stuck. And I know you are thinking of repairing it to save the cost of replacing it by any chance. So here is the deal.
There is no such teeny tiny way where you can just repair a damaged frame and use it to risk your kid’s safety. So, in severe damaging situations, you have to cut your pocket deep and replace the whole frame to ensure it’s usable for your kids.
How to Replace Trampoline Frame Ring?
Trampoline frame replacement is available that will allow you to replace the damaged ring easily. You can either replace it by yourself or take help from a professional. If you plan to replace the trampoline frame ring by yourself, the following tips might help you.
- Determine first where the issue is coming from. I mean, which part of the trampoline frame becomes stuck or broken? Such as it can be the joining poles, rings, holes, or the whole frame itself. Once you determine the problematic part, it’s time for shopping.
- To calm you down, you easily find all the trampoline replacement parts in any trampoline shop or on online e-commerce sites such as Amazon.
- The good news is the trampoline brands even sold the parts of their respective trampoline models with the model’s name. So, it is going to be easy for you to find out the missing or damaged frame part.
- But in case your trampoline brand doesn’t sell the frame part you need, measure your trampoline structure and go shopping for the part with the same dimension.
- Now, if you got the exact parts, you need to assemble them with the trampoline.
Tips to Avoid Trampoline Frame Ring Stuck Together Problem
- It is important to maintain and clean your trampoline regularly to prevent forming rust and other damage. For example, be sure you dry the trampoline well.
- Apply grease and lubricants to the metal joints to prevent rust or corrosion in the metal parts and frame rings. Rust removal spray will help to remove metal corrosion quickly.
Trampoline frame stuck together is really bothersome especially when you need to dismantle the trampoline fast. For rusting or extra tight joints, use the greasing technique. Where else for deep stuck ring frames, using a hammer bang will be an ideal thing to do.
And in case the trampoline frame is fully damaged in certain parts, there is no solution than replacing the whole frame. Best of luck!
Robert is a trampoline and rebounder trainer with a passion for blogging. He discovered his love for trampolining at a young age, when his father gifted him his first trampoline at the age of 9. Over the years, Robert has honed his skills and knowledge in the field, and now uses his expertise to train others.
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