I just went to the Niteize.com website and it says the weight rating for a #2 plastic S-biner is 10 lbs. What does that actually mean? Can you use a #2 plastic S-biner for connecting your tieout line to a tarp. I do want it to be the weak link in the connection system. But I'm wondering if that rating is actually under-rated for liability purposes? :confused:
Silly question huh.:confused:;):rolleyes::(.
I be perplexed Barefoot.:confused:
Those should work fine for a tarp. JMHO
Alright I got the Psycho-guy!
Yeah, that is what I thought also.
Now if they break can I send the broken ones to you as an early Christmas gift? :laugh::laugh:
You should be okay with the #2 plastic rated at 10 pounds. I'm using the #1 stainless (rated at 5 pounds) successfully for my tarp ridgeline. I would expect the sustained tension on a ridgeline to be measurably higher than on the tieouts.
But beware the #0 plastic on a tarp. I used it on the tarp ridgeline, but it very quickly snapped in half.
I have some #0 plastic s-biners and didn't look like they would do the job , and that is why I ordered some bigger ones.
Thanks for the words of experience. Cedarman
I use the #1 SS for my Uq suspension, only b/c I couldn't find the plastic ones.
I know what you mean, you have to really search for these things it seems.
Ironically enough, the place that I've had the most luck finding them is in truck stop style gas stations along the internet. For whatever reason they have all the sizes and all the colors.
I think most ratings on products are underrated for safety. It is good to have something like the "S" biners fail before any damage can occur to the tarp. If the tie outs and guyline connections are too strong then the tarp will be the first thing to be damaged.
Thats a really good point.
Originally Posted by odds