USE OF ANY ITEMS PURCHASED HERE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK
You and only you are responsible for your actions! I do not recommend how any item on this site should (not) be used. What you do with the items you see/buy here is your decision and only yours. Please seek experienced instruction before using any of items you see on this site, whether purchased here or not. I do not guarantee anything about any items; that is left to the respective manufacturer. Rated strengths are not absolute. We live in a world where things can and do go wrong. Be safe and use common sense to minimize risk. If that means not buying something from me, then don't buy it!
Will my rope fit easily into 3/8" chain?
If you put it into an end link, yes. Here are the Internal dimensions for Galvanized: length- 1.35"(34.3mm), width- 0.57" (14.5mm) & Stainless: length- 1.25"(31.7mm), width- 0.63"(16.0mm).
Is it bad to have have different stainless steel for bolts and hangers?
No. The reason it's a good idea to have the same metal for your bolt and hanger is because the rust on your hanger is an indicator of bolt corrosion, if they're the same metal. Having a 304 SS hanger on a 316 SS bolt means your hanger will wear out before your bolt, which shouldn't be for a very long time. NEVER USE STAINLESS HANGERS WITH NON-STAINLESS BOLTS (or vice versa). If you have to ask why, you shouldn't be bolting anything, yet.
What's with the high shipping charge for one cheap item?
It's because this thing determines shipping charges by weight, and it rounds up to the next whole pound. Also, the price seen on each item page reflects the cost to ship ONE of that particular item, not the cost of S&H for each item that you order. That would be nuts. See more info below.
More about shipping charges...
I don't do free shipping since pretty much everything I sell is metal, which is typically heavy. Thanks to USPS Priority Mail, shipping costs are quite reasonable (maximum of $10.99 for everything that will fit inside one of their flat-rate boxes, for the continental US). If in doubt, don't hesitate to email me before placing an order: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why Galvanized and not Plated chain/quicklinks?
Galvanized and plated items both have a zinc coating to protect the rust-prone steel inside from corrosion. This zinc coating is much thicker in galvanized items. The zinc coating on anything will inevitably be "eaten away" by water, but clearly this will take much longer if something has been galvanized. FYI: stainless steel lasts much, much longer than zinc-coated steel as it does not readily rust.
Which brands of bolts do you sell?
All wedge bolts sold here all come from 3 trusted manufacturers: Hilti, Powers, and Ramset. They all have approvals from various entities; no Thunderstuds or other knock-offs. Specs are listed in item descriptions and are readily available at: hilti.com, powers.com, & itwredhead.com.
Does Renob Climbing help with rebolting?
Following in the footsteps of Fixe's pioneering Bolt For Bolt program, which we think is a good idea, send us an email about:
What you're going to rebolt, why, if you have FA'ers permission, what the local climbing community thinks, and what you need from us. We'll do our best to help out, but don't hate us if we can't do it for everyone.
What's the difference between 304 and 316 stainless steel?
316 is more corrosion resistant. Both have the same strength, but 316 has molybdenum for improved resistance to rusting. 316 (Marine Grade) is commonly used for airplane and boat parts, whereas 304 is usually not. 304 will, however, last a very long time. FYI: The Gateway Arch in St. Louis is encased in 304 SS. It's still looking good, no? Surgical instruments and ship parts are made of 316 SS. Lastly, both 304 & 316 are more corrosion resistant and stronger than 303/Inox.