<FontFamily><param>Times New Roman</param>Ouch! - I hope your neighbor's hand
is ok now. I wouldn't personally use a
hand crank winch that didn't have a serviceable ratchet that was engaged
during the lift and I didn't open the door to the room full of possibilities if
"what if" all the different ways the equipment could fail to create a hazard.
bottom line is that we are each responsible for the risks and consequences of
our decisions so it's important for each person to consider the tradeoffs and
proceed down the most sensible path for them. I have no problem with folks
choosing differently than I would.
<FontFamily><param>Arial</param>On 2 Mar 2001, at 9:05, Mike Foerster wrote:
> There's still another side to the power winch and safety. A neighbor has a
> crank up tower that got away from him,
> using the factory crank, and a broken hand was the result. A power winch
> would have eliminated this safety issue.
> Murphy's law also comes into play with the hand crank...
> There've been others in the group that have advocated using the power winch.
> It depends on the design of the tower and
> the winch, whether it will handle the torque and how you design the
> installation for safety.
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