August 8, 2017 at 5:02 pm #162763
Hi everyone ( sorry if someone else already write about this, but couldn’t find an topic search option) .
Be aware of using skinny quickdraws , like the Petzl djinn in the pictures , on boltplates (carrot bolts) becouse they will come off ! That’s right, after you put the plate on the bolt and and draw throu the plate , the all thing comes off the bolt !
How is it possible ? The end part of the draw ( where the gate is) is not thick enought to trap the bolt head in .
Look at the picture below :
Thin Draw and the Plate
Petzl djinn Quickdraws
I dont know how many other models of draws have the same problem but if they have a thin section anywhere I would say that they will come off too.
So what to do if you’ve invested 200 dollars in a set of 12 ( like me)?
I’ve thikned the plate with fingher tape and that does the job, just don’t use normal tape it will not hold under load and will come off .
Modified PlateAugust 8, 2017 at 6:42 pm #162764
yeah wire-gates too.
Have to use thick solid gates.
Can use a nut cable. Slide the nut down put it over the bolt and slide up.
Also common problem is people put the bolt-plate on upsidedown.
Nothing’s foolproof. And a lot of bolts are pretty shaky. Though glue in hex head are more reliable than expansion.August 8, 2017 at 9:23 pm #162771
why not just put some tape , you can still use the plates with any other draw and is failproof ( bad bolt or bad draw)
This version here is better Mod PlateAugust 15, 2017 at 3:22 pm #162865
yeah tape can work. But make sure you are not putting the bolt plate on upside-down.March 19, 2018 at 11:53 am #188655
Yup I agreeMarch 28, 2018 at 7:36 pm #188667
I agree with Fabrizio Giorgi, why not just put some tape , you can still use the plates with any other draw and is failproof ( bad bolt or bad draw) well, if you still have problems regarding this situation I suggest that you contact joshuatreeuprising.com they are profesional and reliable in doing this kind ogf thing. Hope this helps.