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Old 07-31-2008, 02:09 PM   #11
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Does this help?

5/16" Chain, Zinc Plated
  • Home Depot item #163630 (but for some reason this number isn't on any of the displays - look at the picture though very easy to find)
  • Price is around $2.00 a foot but will obviously vary with the price of raw material
  • Each link weighs 1.5 ounces

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If you act sanctimonious I will just list out your logical fallacies until you get pissed off and spew blasphemous remarks.
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:43 PM   #12
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So far, after calling just about everywhere, here's what I've found.

1) Most big named places (Home Depot, Lowes) only carry up to 5/16" chains.

2) Most big named Marina places (search anchor chains) do NOT carry 5/8" because it's too small LOL.

3) I've only found one store in my immediate area that can cut me 5/16" chains and it'll cost me $110 for two 5 ft lengths. But I'd also need additional chain to attach the 5/16's to so I can do my lower days (ie box squats) with them as well as speed bench. So perhaps it's a wash with APT since they also offer carabiners (sp) and additional chain. Plus they have a 20% off sale, so that'll knock out shipping.

OR, perhaps I'm not looking at this right. Perhaps when I hit up OCSC today, I can make an offer since they got enough chain to wrap around the globe.... Twice.

I figure every other payday (once a month), I can invest in something. Protein from TP every two weeks, APT every two weeks. I'm looking to pick up a true dragging sled with nylon straps from Scott (sandblaster) so I can start upper body work. Then it's on to monster mini's and average bands, then chains.

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Old 07-31-2008, 02:54 PM   #13
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i wonder if a junk yard....or a towing place would have some? or at least be able to get you the hook up.
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Don't pay that much for chain. I'm sure you can find it *way* cheaper then that. Look for like a big rig type store or like agriculture. Or a scrap/new steel place.

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or steal it.
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Ok I found some weights:

http://www.thecrosbygroup.com/produc...g/body_190.htm

5/16" chain is ~1.1lbs/ft (110lbs/100ft)

5/8" chain is ~3.78lbs/ft (378lbs/100ft)

I know this isn't the 4x-5x that I claimed but I forgot to take into acount that as the individual links get longer it takes less links to make X length so that reduces your total weight by a factor.

Anyways, I hope this helps. I'm looking for a retail source for you.

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Found this yesterday. Didn't have time to post it:

http://www.1st-chainsupply.com/

http://www.1st-chainsupply.com/chain/wlifting_chain.htm
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That is a good find.
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I'm not sure if APT's pricing is better. I didn't realize they have free-shipping as well.

http://www.prowriststraps.com/inc/se...hains&n=861098

I think, in general, though, failing a junk yard or something, if you go regular retail (stores) they'll be overpriced.
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Th chains that APT uses are put together by my training partner Steve Slater. I can tell you that he makes sure these things are good quality. He also happens to make atlas stone molds, logs, etc. Very good guy, and an honest businessman.
http://www.slatershardware.com/
Not that most of you would be in the market for his stuff, but I can vouch for his chains.

Here is a vid of me using the chains on a log press (truthfully, a dumb idea)

And the man himself, Steve.
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