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Installing studs in new boots

Discussion in 'Forestry and Logging Forum' started by newforest, Jan 24, 2017.

  1. newforest

    newforest ArboristSite Member

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    Finally got a package of studs for my new orange boots from Husqy.

    The instructions have a little picture implying one should put drops of liquid on each stud site first. There is a mysterious cap above the drops. And no text.

    What liquid is used for this? Water? Sealant? Blood? Sweat? Tears?

    I presume H2O but have never had these before. Weird little picture.
     
  2. northmanlogging

    northmanlogging The gyppo's gyppo

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    You mean calks? steel spikes fer walking on logs...

    anti seize would probably be a good idea, though I don't think anyone actually does that.
     
  3. newforest

    newforest ArboristSite Member

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    Studs/Caulks/Corks/Calks; there doesn't seem to be any consistent terminology for these.

    I had to buy a package of them from a lawn&garden type dealer, which was a struggle. I had to drive to the dealer and convince them to open their Husqy parts catalog and flip to the back. All while looking at it upside down, because it shows dealer cost. "But Husqvarna doesn't sell boots."

    So I was concerned they left off some sort of sealant package
     
  4. newforest

    newforest ArboristSite Member

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    Or glue or something. Eventually I called TreeStuff.com and they helped me.

    The wordless picture in the instructions is just meant to imply that the soles of the boots should be washed and clean before installing the caulks.

    The boots were new and everything worked perfectly.

    I would note I was nervous about buying one size up from my normal size, with no half sizes available where I bought my boots (they don't carry the caulks, just the boots, and I was leaving for a job). Anyway they had the liners to go with them and it all worked out great on the size for some nice warm boots.

    I am glad I already had a boot jack however - these would not be fun to remove without that.


    I will need a new pair of boots this summer and I am sure I will have more dumb questions for y'all then.
     
  5. northmanlogging

    northmanlogging The gyppo's gyppo

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    the proper spelling is caulks, pronounced corks, but to delineate the difference most folks spell it calks... or more qualoqualistically (sp?) the boots/shoes are caulks (pronounced corks), and the individual spikes calks

    Studs is a new one on me
     
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    northmanlogging The gyppo's gyppo

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    also calk is pronounced just like a male chicken... which AS doesn't allow us to spell... friggin nannies...

    So remember to get yer Calk Wrench and show all yer friends your Calk Wrench...
     
  7. big hank

    big hank ArboristSite Operative

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    Put locktite on the threads
     
  8. northmanlogging

    northmanlogging The gyppo's gyppo

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    Ironically... I've lost my Calk Wrench, and had to order a new one...
     

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