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Aug 14, 2006
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Whats the deal here with spinnging hangers? That means that the bolt is loosening correct? But if just the hanger is spinning and not the bolt than more than likely it is safe to clip? What kind of tool would one need to bring a long to tighten these spinners?

Just looking for a little information on how people determine whether bolts need replacing or not since I was told you can't just go by if its old and rusty.

Any information on the topic is welcomed.

Steve
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Aug 15, 2006
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icsteveoh wrote:
Whats the deal here with spinnging hangers? That means that the bolt is loosening correct? But if just the hanger is spinning and not the bolt than more than likely it is safe to clip? What kind of tool would one need to bring a long to tighten these spinners?


Doesn't necessarily mean the bolt is loosening. Usually means that the hanger was setting on a little nubbin or crystal of rock which is gone or has crumbled and is smaller now, making more room under the hanger. Or, could have been on some lichen which is dead and gone too. And hence, no more snug hanger.

How rusty? You can usually tighten a bolt or stud if you can get the nut to move. But, problem is, hard to know how hard to torque without snapping the bolt off. Spinner would be better in that case.

I wouldn't think it'd be unsafe to clip unless its so old and rusty that the bolt itself is unsafe.

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Brian in SLC
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Most bolts stay anchored in the rock with or without being tight against the hanger. The only exception to this I know of are Fixe Triplex removable bolts. I have not toyed with these, but theoretically if you loosen the nut, the bolt will pull out. Thus, a spinner could be dangerous. Anybody used these that can verify this? I guess tug the hanger so see if the bolt budges. If not it is probably good to go. mschlocker
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