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katie+tru
May. 10, 2011, 05:45 PM
We use stud chains to hang buckets up in stalls and I was wondering if anyone sells them for oh, under $10 each? The local tack store only has the nice brass ones and they are that cheap. They don't have to be high quality since they're only holding buckets. Anyone know of a seller? And I mean just the chain... not a whole lead rope with a chain on the end, the attachments that you buy to clip onto regular leadropes.

JackSprats Mom
May. 10, 2011, 05:59 PM
Have you thought about just making your own from the hardware as that would be the cheapest easiest way to do it>?

kookicat
May. 10, 2011, 06:06 PM
You could buy the chain and clips in bulk from somewhere like this. (http://www.bosunsupplies.com/ProductChain.cfm) Might work out cheaper.

tarynls
May. 10, 2011, 06:12 PM
You could buy the chain and clips in bulk from somewhere like this. (http://www.bosunsupplies.com/ProductChain.cfm) Might work out cheaper.

Or your local Home Depot or Lowe's. Just get a length of chain (cheap!) and a double end snap or other such snap. Could likely get the chain/snap combo for $3 or even cheaper, depending on how heavy the chain you'd want is.

That's assuming the chains won't have to do double-duty as stud chains at some point......

philosoraptor
May. 10, 2011, 07:13 PM
Make what you need yourself. Ditto to what people said about going to a hardware or farm store to get the parts.

May I make suggestion? Instead of chain, have you considered baling twine? There will always be one horse who somehow does something to the bucket or breaks the metal handle out of the handle... the twine will break under enough load. And it can be cut if someone gets hung up. I can't visualize your set up though, so perhaps this wont work

katie+tru
May. 10, 2011, 07:23 PM
We already use baling twine with a double ended snap (so we can take them down to clean). The baling twine breaks too often with certain horses. The stud chains are not long enough for a horse to get caught in them. We are hanging the buckets around the bars of the front grills. They are the perfect lengh to hang the bucket at an appropriate height with no excess.

shakeytails
May. 10, 2011, 08:15 PM
Like this (http://www.bigdweb.com/CHAIN-END-24in-NICKEL-PLATED/productinfo/M24/)? Almost all tack catalogs have them in their hardware section. Even cheaper at Jeffers (http://www.jeffersequine.com/product.asp?camid=EQU&pn=11276).

mickeydoodle
May. 10, 2011, 10:41 PM
i have purchased great bucket hanger nylon straps with snaps ( nylon strap with a loop at one end and a snap at the other, put the strap around the post or bar or whatever you are hanging from, put the other end through the loop, and hang the bucket from the snap) easy easy, and cheap- about $2-3 dollars. From Chicks harness supply, or horses.com (country supply)