Stupid mistake with chain length

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  1. illbill713

    illbill713 New Member

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    So I bought 4 ft of 41 chain thinking it would be log enough and it wasn't. My old chain is short by only one link. I'm kinda dumbfounded, anyone know if I can fix this using both chains without having to buy another one. Thank -Bill
     
  2. 2door

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    If by "old chain" you mean the kit supplied #415, no you cannot connect the two. There are differences and the master links are not interchangable/compatible.
    Go back to where you bought the #41 and either buy a six foot length (preferable) and make a new chain, or a couple of master links and two more feet of chain.
    Personally I wouldn't run two master links but it can be done in a pinch if money is an issue.
    Tom
     
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    i'm a motorcycle guy and have typically used heavier chains. way heavier. where does one procure this " #41" chain you speak of?
     
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    Tractor supply sells #41 chain at $17 for 10 feet. Also at ace hardware or any other industrial supplier like northern tool.
     
  5. 2door

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    Don't know about California but the Ace Hardware stores in Colorado also sell #41 chain, half and master links. Grainger is another option but they're a wholesale outfit and you'll need an account to buy from them.
    Tom
     

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