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Donakd Smith · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2017 · Points: 10
Car 1016 carabiner

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My brother in law died recently. He had a heart attack followed by both lower legs getting amputated then his right arm. My sister in law had to use hoists to get him out if bed and into his wheel chair, and out if the chair into the car. She had two CAR 1016 locking carabineers and since she no longer needed them she gave them to me since I'm the only one e she knows crazy enough to rappel. All my other binders have ratings on them, these do not. She said they were rated for 5000 lbs. I've Googled them and can't find anything about them. Do you think they would be safe to rappel with?

Thanks,
Don
Tom Sherman · · Bristol, RI · Joined Feb 2013 · Points: 416

You can buy 2 carbines that you know are safe for rappelling with $10.

grog m aka Greg McKee · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 70

Maybe, maybe not. You will probably get a 50-50 response with some saying yeah go for it, others saying dont do it.

Personally, I would NOT use them. Without a rating you just cant know. Imagine yourself at a rappell belay, butt hanging out 200 feet above the ground. And imagine lowering yourself and looking up at your carabiners, not completely sure that they are good...scary thought in my opinion.

And I agree with Tom, is your life really worth a 10$ savings?

FrankPS · · Atascadero, CA · Joined Nov 2009 · Points: 275

Carabineers
Binders
Carbines.

Only in America.

Beean · · Canmore, AB · Joined Feb 2014 · Points: 0
FrankPS wrote:Carabineers Binders Carbines. Only in America.
Still better than clips.
ViperScale . · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Dec 2013 · Points: 235

Really odd to not see a rating on them. I would just go spend 20$ and get a legit one. Is your life worth risking 20$?

Pete Spri · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2009 · Points: 170

Looks like an omega pacific tactical carabiner. Hard to say.

Chris C. · · Seattle, WA · Joined Mar 2016 · Points: 266

I'm always amazed at the risks people will take to save $20.

Donakd Smith · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2017 · Points: 10

Thanks for all the replies. That is kinda of what I was thinking. Better safe than sorry. I was hoping that someone would recognize them and give a two thumbs up. I really have enough binders that I don't have to use them.

Have fun and be safe!
Din

Pete Spri · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2009 · Points: 170
FrankPS wrote:Carabineers Binders Carbines. Only in America.
It's called phone autocorrect...
Nathan Self · · Louisiana · Joined Mar 2012 · Points: 90
Pete Spri wrote: It's called phone autocorrect...
It's called proofreading.
Pete Spri · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2009 · Points: 170
Nathan Self wrote: It's called proofreading.
Sometimes people miss. Sorry your forum has some wrong words in it!
highaltitudeflatulentexpulsion · · Colorado · Joined Oct 2012 · Points: 35

I have seen biners that almost completely looked like climbing biners, but didn't have any markings on them. I think this is because they were never marketed toward some non-climbing application. They may well be strong enough, you don't know.

The places I've seen stuff like this is in healthcare settings and gyms, both to aid in various lifting activities. I suspect that these were made more than strong enough but didn't carry the mark because they were sold for "allied medical" or something, even if they were made on the same line as our climbing gear. It's probably not worth finding out the hard way though.

Another thing to consider, your interest is in rappelling. These are a lousy shape for that. Go buy a couple of big pear shaped lockers at $13 each. You'll be much happier with that.

Donakd Smith · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Mar 2017 · Points: 10

I've got some steel carabineers ERS for rappelling. Weight isn't an issue and they last longer than aluminum.

Tom Sherman · · Bristol, RI · Joined Feb 2013 · Points: 416

Be it that its a locker, if its solid steel or aluminum, then I'm certain its ok for a rappelling situation, but why would you?

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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