What is the life span

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What is the life span

Postby Drifter » Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:12 am

What is the average life span of an ATC belay device and a Sum belay device which hasn't been abused? What is the average life span of a carabeaners as well which also haven't been abused?

After about how many years should you replace your quick draws if you use them regularly and aren't abusing them?

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Postby proze » Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:26 am

You'll get as many answers as there are days in the week on this, I'm sure. But according to Wild Country's website, there is no lifespan limit on metal components if used correctly. They should, however, be replaced if showing signs of extreme wear, deep scratches or if they've been dropped hard.

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Postby guest » Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:27 am

how long is a piece of string?

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Postby JonoJ » Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:52 pm

guest wrote:how long is a piece of string?


A slice of milk this loud.

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Thanks

Postby Drifter » Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:27 am

Thanks for the answer Proze.

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10 years

Postby Drifter » Tue Apr 24, 2007 7:41 am

Someone told me once that the average life span for hardware such as quick draws is about 10 years. I have seen someones quick draws which they had been using for about 10 years and they looked like they needed replacing.

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Postby tygereye » Tue Apr 24, 2007 8:07 am

Good for you!!


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