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Subject: [TowerTalk] Arresting your Fall; following your arrest: Harnesses at Home Depot
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Date: Thu, 18 Mar 1999 13:41:46 EST
Hi  Gene,  Just a couple "off the cuff" observations.  Personally, if I'm
going to fall, I'd prefer to fall the least distance possible, like a few
feet!, before any restraints play havoc with my somewhat complicated body.  
 I think that a big chunk of their price goes to liability insurance and Home
Depot is probably on a rider with them. 
 The distributor/mfr is not far from here, if you'd like me to fax them for
testing/OSHA data I'd be glad to. 
 I hope they tell the "neophyte backyard do-it yourself  roofers" to be sure
that there should be more distance to impact than the length of the rope!!
If that sounds ridiculous, there was a guy near here, doing his roof.  Ran his
houser (for you inland folks, that's not what you think it is!'s a rope)
over the peak of house down to his truck bumper.  Sure enough, his brother
borrowed the truck......... He survived.  HI   Cheers, Steve, K1PEK
DAVIS RF Co., commercial wire and cable, custom cable design.  Discounts to
hams.  Heliax, LMR, RFS, Belden, Polyphaser Lightning Protection Devices.
Various aerial wiring; transmission lines and Dacron rope. .
1-800-328-4773, (For all RF hardline related items, please ask for Steve
Davis)   Thank you!  

In a message dated 3/17/99 6:23:38 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

<<    I just got back from local (DC area) Home Depot where I found they're
 now selling fall arrest harnesses and other hardware for residential (or
 other) construction.  Intended application is to prevent injury from falling
 off roofs.  Harness is manufactured by Qual-craft Industries of Stoughton,
 MA.  Price for a "starter kit" (harness, fall arrest lanyard (not
 shock-absorbing) with two safety clips, rope grab, 50 feet of fall arrest
 rope, maybe other minor items) is $248.  Intended to be used with roof or
 overhang anchor (steel plate that straddles the roof ridge or edge of roof
 and is fastened with nails, extra cost items) to which the fall arrest rope
 is to be attached.  Claim their products are OSHA and ANSI approved.
      Price seems high, but their quality is a mytstery to me.  Anybody have
 info on the company or their products?  Tnx.
 Gene Smar  AD3F
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