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How are mechanical snubbers different from spring hangers?

Mechanical snubbers are shock arrestors in the event of earthquakes, pressure waves, etc. while variable spring hangers support the structure for thermal expansion or contraction. Additionally, a spring hanger is not a safety device whereas snubbers are.

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