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    Article: DMM Karabiner gate fails - cold weather working

    Please take care checking DMM Karabiners!

    3 DMM karabiner gates failed with exactly the same fault while working in zero temperature's  

    All had a small piece of plastic hanging out of the gait mechanism ( the plastic is part of the mechanism)647994784_20210212_1811461.thumb.jpg.606c6c4c8cfae29c444df63660de31a9.jpg



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    5 minutes ago, Pete Mctree said:

    Thanks for sharing - what have DMM said about the issue?

    That they should have made better karabiners?  🤔  plastic aint good fr such things, glad bloke noticed it thou 😳 K

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    Interesting. I have one with the same bit of plastic in the same place. At the time I wasn’t quite sure whether it was from carabiner or just a random bit, but it looks exactly the same. Hmmmm

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    14 hours ago, Dan Maynard said:

    Or what do the chaps in Sweden and Norway say? Surely not the first time DMM have been used in the cold?

    Will keep an eye on mine though.

    Also used for ice climbing too.

     

    This should be reported to DMM.

    i am sure they will want to know.

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    6 hours ago, Old Mill Tree Care said:

    This should be reported to DMM, not the Arbtalk massif that is all knowing about everything.

    Yea , yea but the Arbtalk massif did not make it happen and I am sure it will get back as others have suggested .  It could well be because its on here that it does get back to DMM .

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    I have come across this on some of my LOLER inspections, obviously failed them straight away.
    Not sure it was happening in cold weather though.
    Last time was in October.
    Martyn

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    23 hours ago, Dan Maynard said:

    Or what do the chaps in Sweden and Norway say? Surely not the first time DMM have been used in the cold?

    Will keep an eye on mine though.

    I have three that have done that.   Nothing to do with cold weather.  One of mine went in the Uk and the other two last summer.

     

    The main thing in cold weather is the bastards freeze closed. Sometime mid climb. I carry a small blowtorch lighter for such occasions.

     

     

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