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Old 07-21-2008, 04:32 AM   #1
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Anyone know any cheap places to buy link chains from? I know APT has them obviously, but I'm looking for local places. On the Home Depot site, they don't have any listed although (if I remember correctly) they do have a bunch of chains that you can measure out and they cut for you(?) Anyone know for sure?

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Anyone know any cheap places to buy link chains from? I know APT has them obviously, but I'm looking for local places. On the Home Depot site, they don't have any listed although (if I remember correctly) they do have a bunch of chains that you can measure out and they cut for you(?) Anyone know for sure?
I've seen them at Home Depot.
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I know a guy at my gym went to a local weld shop and had them make some up for cheap. If you know of one close it may be worth a try.

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my roommate got his from home depot.
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You might try a marine supply place if there is one nearby. A lot of those places carry all kinds of chains. Any hardware store should have them also.

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Hmm, I called Home Depot asking for 5/8" link chain. They said that they only carry 3/8, 1/4, and 5/16".. BUT, if I did my math right, that would mean that I'd need 4 pieces (2 per side) of the 5/16" which would equal two of the 5/8" (1 per side) correct??

Edit: Actually, I'd need four sets of 1/2" links that'll bring me pretty close (23 total pounds added on top) if half the weight sits on the deck at lockout.

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Yeah, my home depot doesn't sell chain that size either.

APT sells the chain sets that my training partner makes. http://www.prowriststraps.com/weight...ins_resistance

Not sure how that is on cost for you, but he does have the bigger chain with loops already on them and they are powder coated. I've played with them a couple times in his store, and I would buy them if I had the extra cash.
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5/8" chain will be more then twice as heavy as 5/16th" chain. I believe the size is the diamater of the chain if you straightened out one of the links. We all know that area of a circle = Pi*(D/2)*2 ... So if the diamter doulbes, area goes up 4 times. So if you had the same size of link (which you wouldn't) a 5/8" chain would be 4x as heavy as a 5/16" chain. Since the links are physically larger then this value would probably increase to more like 5x.

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i care i was thinking the same thing. not sure if lowes would have it...i'm pretty sure our local Ace hardware has some fairly large chain. and i'm betting you could get something at a tractor supply store...if you guys have those out there.

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So, if you need more weight I would definately search around for some larger chain. However with the smaller chain you could add sections on one at a time to vary the weight if you wanted.

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