and _selftenance of Valley Giants
Valley Giants were designed to be easy to care for, and virtually
_selftenance-free. The high quality materials and craftsmanship
guarantee excellent longevity, but a few simple considerations will
ensure smooth operation for years to come.
- Do not
lubricate your Valley Giant with any sort of silicone spray, WD-40,
TriFlow, etc. The Valley Giant has been designed to work properly
without any of that that dirt-attracting stuff. The Valley Giant works
best when clean and dry.
the Valley Giant mechanism feels
gritty, or has ingested fine particles of sand, submerge the head
(lobes) in clean water and operate the trigger repeatedly to flush the
debris from the mechanism. You can also spray the sand and silt away
with a garden hose. Towel off as
much water as you can, and then thoroughly air dry your Valley Giant
before putting it away.
- If your Valley Giant somehow becomes
greasy and fouled by oily gook (i.e., you didn't see the
above) perform the cleaning procedure using
hot soapy water, and then use clean rinse water to get rid of the soap
your Valley Giant in a cool, dark, dry place. In other words, keep it
away from excessive heat, sunlight and moisture. Store it the same way
you store your other climbing gear.
- Don't put your Valley Giant
away wet, or store it in a place where it can get wet. Aluminum alloys
are susceptible to corrosion if left in a wet environment over time.
Getting your Valley Giant wet will not hurt it, per se, but long-term
exposure to water and moisture should be avoided. If it does get wet,
make sure it dries off before you put it away.
trigger wires get bent out of shape, gently bend them back. Severely
kinked trigger wires should be replaced, however. Trying to straighten
kinked wire can break it, or even worse, weaken it so much that it
breaks later, unexpectedly.
- Don't store your Valley Giant for
long periods of time with the trigger lock engaged. The nylon trigger
bar will tend to develop a mild, but permanent curve. If you want to
store your Valley Giant in the compressed configuration, put a dowel or
chopstick through the holes in the lobes.