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Rebolt/Repair Question

Post by tradosaurus_rex » Tue Oct 25, 2016 12:52 am

I came across a set of Fixe anchors that have worn rap rings. The assembly is a stainless bolt, galvanized washer, and stainless hanger with worn rap ring. Is it acceptable to remove the bolt, replace the hanger and washer, and re-tighten the bolt as is? Or is it better to drill new holes for glue-ins?
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Re: Rebolt/Repair Question

Post by climb2core » Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:01 pm

Should be fine to pull the hanger/ring and replace the hanger and re-install the bolt. Obviously it needs to tighten down well again. If it takes excessive force to get the bolt to loosen (weakening it) or if it won't tighten down I'd have plan B on hand to convert to glue ins.

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Re: Rebolt/Repair Question

Post by milspecmark » Tue Oct 25, 2016 3:49 pm

Ian, would it be also best to add a quick link so it is easier to replace in the future?

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Re: Rebolt/Repair Question

Post by Willy » Tue Oct 25, 2016 8:24 pm

Add quick links and call it good

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Re: Rebolt/Repair Question

Post by climb2core » Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:51 am

Meh, I hate having 1/2 worn rap rings on routes. At best, leaves things messy. I added 1/2" quicklinks to Creature Feature for that reason and they were gone in a month. Another option is to cut them off with an angle grinder. Erik has one.

If you do replace the hanger you may need another washer. I have SS ones I'll get you.

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Re: Rebolt/Repair Question

Post by tradosaurus_rex » Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:26 am

Thanks for the replies. I'll try replacing the hangers & washers first but plan for glue-ins. Either way I'll add new chains & beefy quicklinks.

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Re: Rebolt/Repair Question

Post by DrRockso » Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:30 am

Which route? My preference would be to grind off the rap rings and add quicklinks. No need to mess with the bolts if not necessary.

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Re: Rebolt/Repair Question

Post by tradosaurus_rex » Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:56 am

Slick and the 9mm at Drive By. Bolt #6 also needs replaced. I'm getting hardware from Ian this weekend and will get to it soon. The washer between the bolt and hanger is plated and rusting, wouldn't it be better to replace that with stainless to lengthen the life of the assembly (if possible)?

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Re: Rebolt/Repair Question

Post by DrRockso » Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:05 am

The washer probably isn't too important to the strength of the assembly if a 3/8th hole hanger was used. It seems unlikely that the bolt is SS, did the markings indicate SS or just the lack of rust?

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Re: Rebolt/Repair Question

Post by tradosaurus_rex » Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:57 am

My bad, the bolt head says AJ not A2, not stainless.

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Re: Rebolt/Repair Question

Post by BostonHammock » Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:38 am

climb2core wrote: I added 1/2" quicklinks to Creature Feature for that reason and they were gone in a month. Another option is to cut them off with an angle grinder.
Someone needs to invent a lockable quick link, where you drive a pin in after it's closed and it doesn't open again. This crap is ridiculous.


Edit: has anyone ever tried using blue, or even red, lock-tite when installing? Would make it removable with a wrench, but would foil the casual theif.

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