Our 3/16" silver shield steel swing chain has a smoother galvanized finish and helps control rust for up to 4 years. This chain would be good in coastal areas. The links are 1” long and the opening is ½” wide and is 4/O, Aught. Any of our S-hooks or Shackles will work with this chain. Chain that is not bought from a playground manufacturer does not have the quality control and have been known to have weak links and can contain air bubbles. This product should last 2 years in harsh conditions and up to 5 years in optimal conditions. Some conditions may require replacement sooner. Weight is .45 lbs. per ft. Tensile strength 3900 lbs. Sold by 250' feet per bucket.
**Installation, Safe Use and Maintenance Instructions**
IMPORTANT: Please read for important information. In this material we have tried to provide some requirements stated in the CPSC Handbooks, ASTM F2373-11, F1487-11 and F1148-09. However, we in no way intend for this to be a complete list of requirements. Also these publications are updated frequently with changes therefore, you should read these publications yourself to determine if any part or installation could prove a danger to a child.
Installation: Chain should always be attached using the last link in length of chain. Assembly will depend upon use. Close according to Fig. A1.19 for Fastening Devices.
Safe Use: This is for children 0 - 12 years old only. Adults should supervise children at all times. Do not allow children to use unsafely. Do not allow it to be used if damaged.
Maintenance: At beginning and end of each play season and once a month during play season, check for rusty or worn chain. Carefully check hole around fastener to look for wear. Check for vandalism. Replace parts if necessary. Check to make sure S-hooks and/ or H-shackles are closed properly. Maintain detailed inspection and maintenance records for public-use playground equipment.
Any damage from vandalism, abuse or misuse VOIDS all warranties.