I knew what I meant, but I didn't say it very well! The fall arrest
lanyard with the Home Depot harness is about four feet long. It clips onto
the harness and a rope-grabbing cam that rides up and down on the fifty foot
rope, which in turn connects to the roof anchor device. I re-read my
posting and I, too, would think that the poor sap would fall fifty feet
until the line caught him! (It's not the fall that kills you, etc....)
So far no one on the reflector has heard of them. I'll drop the
subject and get my harness from 'LXC.
Gene Smar AD3F
P.S. That fellow near you? A candidate for the Darwin award. Just give
From: DavisRFinc@aol.com <DavisRFinc@aol.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>;
Date: Thursday, March 18, 1999 1:46 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Arresting your Fall; following your arrest: Harnesses
>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
>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
>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
>houser (for you inland folks, that's not what you think it is!...it's a
>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. www.davisRF.com
>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,
><< 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
> 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
> is to be attached. Claim their products are OSHA and ANSI approved.
> Price seems high, but their quality is a mytstery to me. Anybody
> info on the company or their products? Tnx.
> Gene Smar AD3F
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