Loose chain bolt

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wja
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Loose chain bolt

Post by wja » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:25 am

Beware: The route Cracker (17) on the Island in Rocklands has a loose anchor bolt.

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Re: Loose chain bolt

Post by brianweaver » Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:59 pm

Loose nut or loose bolt? Big difference in the way to fix it...
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Re: Loose chain bolt

Post by wja » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:16 pm

Sorry for the lack of detail.
The bolt is loose, tightening the nut did not allow the mechanism to expand.
I suppose either the hole has worn out or the mechanism has deteriorated.

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Re: Loose chain bolt

Post by Justin » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:36 pm

Does the bolt come out completely or just spin in it's hole (when you try to tighten the nut)?
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Re: Loose chain bolt

Post by wja » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:23 pm

It spins around. I could not pull it out.

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Re: Loose chain bolt

Post by danglingdingle » Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:28 pm

Oh..... Fine then :wink:

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Re: Loose chain bolt

Post by wja » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:03 pm

Hmm. It is definitely worth checking out.
I could not pull it out all the way, but I did not force it too much either.

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Re: Loose chain bolt

Post by Justin » Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:58 am

Had the same thing with a bolt in Montagu. I tried reasonably hard to get it out but with no joy.
The bolt should still be good.
I'll inquire further with a bolt manufacturer and see what they say.

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Re: Loose chain bolt

Post by wja » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:27 am

Yeah, that was it. I did not check the brand though.
I suppose you have it on a bolting database or something.
I think Faders, but I can't be sure.

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Re: Loose chain bolt

Post by Warren G » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:39 am

the bolt could be rotating around the sleeve, in which case, um, not sure if that is safe or not, but as it is a chain I would use it- that is why there are two
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Re: Loose chain bolt

Post by Scott » Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:51 am

I think I put that route up. The bolts are all 10x90mm Fischer FBN. As recommended by ARF and Andy Davies. Ill try and replace this summer but if anyone else is out in Rocklands with a drill feel free to fix it.

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