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yard set ups

Discussion in 'Dog Discussion' started by southrenman, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. HogdogFla

    HogdogFla Pup

    How do you connect the swivel to the chain and the o ring to the swivel
     
  2. treezpitz

    treezpitz CH Dog Staff Member

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  3. HogdogFla

    HogdogFla Pup

  4. HogdogFla

    HogdogFla Pup

    Or using the chain all the way up to the o ring and use a lock to make that connection ?
     
  5. AGK

    AGK Super duper pooper scooper Staff Member

    Like a pad lock?

    I would just use the cold shuts. If it's not broke don't fix it. Cold shuts make the best connection pieces to a set up. Your set up is only as good as its weakest link.
     
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  6. HogdogFla

    HogdogFla Pup

    Yea I'm talking pad locks.I have tons of 1 3/4 pad locks laying around and I'm limited on time and money relocating my yard
     
  7. AGK

    AGK Super duper pooper scooper Staff Member

    Saving money now could cost you a lot more down the road if the lock fails. I can't really comment on using a lock as i have never tried it, don't believe I ever would personally. Cold shuts are like 80 cents a piece, less if you buy in bulk. Very inexpensive for fail proof piece of mind.
     
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  8. promoe

    promoe Premium Member Premium Member

    I don't know why people want to try and use an alternative to cold shuts. they are only a $1 . I do use d clamps and bullsnaps on my cable runs so I can swap out chains when working different dogs. I have never tried earth anchors I only use axles. Never had one pull or fail. I wrap the chain around the axle and bury them. I get that you cant inspect the hardware this way. But I hate them sticking out of the ground, getting hung up and the debris they collect. I have seen other chain set ups fail and have had some hard lessons on what works best.
    AGK posted on another thread a picture of a $30 complete set up from tractor supply. I was in Home Depot the other day and they sell 1/4 and 3/8 complete chain sets using smash links.It was in an odd section but had all the needs for tethering an animal. I didn't even think to look at the price or the grade of the chain...was just blown away that somebody took the time to make them to save people the time and labor lol.
     
  9. bamaman

    bamaman GRCH Dog

    Earth anchors are solid Moe.I have some catch dogs over 50 lbs and never had one pulled up.AGK setup is very solid ..Earth anchors will hold up.I dug one of mine up a couple weeks ago just to have a look ,no rust ,still looks brand new and it's over 4 yrs old.
     
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  10. AGK

    AGK Super duper pooper scooper Staff Member

    The only set up I've ever used. Probably the only one I will ever use. It's cheap, it's reliable and it works.

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    Seamless when put together and in the ground. Have yet to have any part of it fail on me.

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  11. bamaman

    bamaman GRCH Dog

    Moe I get these at Tractor Supply .I use these on my temp setups and I put 2 on each setup just in casd one comes off.I've never had any issues , never had one come off.Thought I would show u that.
     

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  12. promoe

    promoe Premium Member Premium Member

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    Eastsea Pup

  14. AGK

    AGK Super duper pooper scooper Staff Member

    The clamp is coming open. 1 or 2 more hard slams at the end of the chain and that boy is running loose and creating total carnage on the yard.
     
  15. AGK

    AGK Super duper pooper scooper Staff Member

    Probably can get away with that down south but in the north, won't be long until that hinge freezes up. I don't like anything that can be opened or closed on my set ups. Just a continuous set up that the only way to get the dog off is to remove the collar. Helps me sleep at night. I say whatever works for you keep on doing. I'm my weather though, I wouldn't trust a bullsnap whole heartily.
     
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  16. promoe

    promoe Premium Member Premium Member

    I only use bullsnaps on my cable runs which are for exercising..i wouldn't trust them overnight on one.
     
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  17. bamaman

    bamaman GRCH Dog

    Temp setups AGK...when I need to work on his spot with out interuption.
     
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  18. I use 3/8 quick links straight to my collar, it's pretty much impossible to break. The collar stays on the chain but if I want to take it off ( I switch collars if I have a small/young dog )it unscrews. I use runners and everything is doubled...... 2 collars on the one end then on the cable I run a pulley plus another quick link from the cable to the chain. Pits are escape artists, I take no chances, period.

    I try to explain this stuff to people that have pits and they look at me like I'm crazy. The other mistake I see is people using thin collars, damn what a mistake !
     
  19. bamaman

    bamaman GRCH Dog

    Never have I lost a dog on a temporary setup.I am always home in these cases.I been doin this for a while bud.I think everyone should have at least 2 temp setups ..jmo
     
  20. AGK

    AGK Super duper pooper scooper Staff Member

    That text you quoted from me was actually in response to promoes question. I also missed on the bullsnap picture you posted that it's for a temporary set up and not a permanent one.
     
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