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Jun 29, 2011
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Hey,

I've started rebolting an area where most bolts were 3/8 galvanized steel used in conjunction with Metolius Stainless steel hangers. Now these were installed over 15-20 years ago. Naturally, because of the mixing of metal, the bolts have rusted up pretty bad and the hangers are still in good shape. They just have a little surface rust on them
So I kept the old hangers and dipped them in CLR (rust and deposit remover) and now they look brand new!!
Could I reuse these? I may seem like a cheap bastard if I do this but I mean if the hangers are still in good shape, why bother replacing them? Ultimately, it will just mean more trash in the landfill. This being said, I wouldn't want to jeopardize the safety of the hanger. So if anyone knows more about this please come forward.
Dom
From New Brunswick Canada
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Jun 29, 2011
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i will take them if you don't want to use them. Darren Mabe
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I'd climb on them... Will Copeland
From Driggs
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I'd bet they're ok... Brian in SLC
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I'll fight Darren for the disposal rights... Sam Feuerborn
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Jun 29, 2011
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Thanks, Looks like I'll reuse them.
To the guys who want them, if ever you guys come climbing here in New Brunswick, I'll give you some hehe.
Dom
From New Brunswick Canada
Joined Dec 8, 2007
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