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#1 MrFixit1599 OFFLINE  

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Posted March 27, 2016 - 11:04 AM

General question here.  The tire chains on my Bolens 1050 are original to it I believe, and still in very good condition.  I gave them an oil bath a few years ago before hanging them up for the spring.  Now it is almost that time of year again.  How do you guys store your chains when not in use.  Keep in mind we use salt here in Wisconsin, so getting them clean and storing them properly makes a difference one would assume.

 

Let me know your thoughts.

 

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Aaron


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Posted March 27, 2016 - 11:15 AM

Proper or not I put mine in a plastic coffee can and set them on the shelf.    Rick


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Posted March 27, 2016 - 11:16 AM

Nail on wall.
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Posted March 27, 2016 - 11:21 AM

Nail on wall.

I second that method
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Posted March 27, 2016 - 11:37 AM

Rinse them off and store in a dry place. I store mine in milk crates. Good Luck, Rick
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Posted March 27, 2016 - 11:44 AM

Nail on the wall also.


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Posted March 27, 2016 - 11:46 AM

I make sure they are clean (no dirt), dip them into the used oil bucket, let them dry for a week then hang them on the end of the shelves on utility hooks.


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Posted March 27, 2016 - 11:49 AM

I hang all of mine on nails on the wall, however I spread them out so the air goes around them. I give them a little spray of oil once a year.                  Roger


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Posted March 27, 2016 - 01:21 PM

I'm too broke down to mess with chains.  I leave them on the blower tractor, helps pulling the trailer.  I have 5 more sets in the back box they make good weight.


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Posted March 27, 2016 - 01:55 PM

I too live in the same salty state, and i dont worry about them. When im done with em, they get tossed in my steel scrap bucket until the next season.
They will wear out before they rust through. Once they do wear out, CL is a great place to source used sets on the cheap! Cheers
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Posted March 27, 2016 - 02:11 PM

On two nails spread out, hang almost to floor. No oil on mine. Mine are plated or painted, newer. I'll never wear them out.
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Posted March 27, 2016 - 02:13 PM

Washed off and nail on the wall.  Marked between the nail as to which tractor they go to.


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Posted March 27, 2016 - 02:25 PM

Hanging on the wall. I thought of oiling, but never got around to it.
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Posted March 27, 2016 - 02:50 PM

I toss them in an empty gallon paint can and forget about them.


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Posted March 27, 2016 - 04:52 PM

How about a pile on the floor in a corner?


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