[TowerTalk] Rebar Positioning Assembly
n0tt1 at juno.com
n0tt1 at juno.com
Wed Apr 26 23:35:09 EDT 2017
On Wed, 26 Apr 2017 19:34:23 -0400 Steve Maki <lists at oakcom.org> writes:
> On 4/26/2017 19:23 PM, Steve Maki wrote:
> >> What do you tower climbers use for lanyards and connecting
> >> I recently bought a harness but the lanyard is a fall restraint
> >> lanyard from the back. I have seen rope lanyards used but they
> >> to be way too long for best position holding on a tower. I have
> >> looking at and for a crocodile clamp style anchor like a Rebar
> >> positioning assembly like this
> >> FallTech 8250 Rebar Positioning Assembly - Swivel Steel Rebar
> >> with 25" Gate Opening, Clevis-Pin Steel Snap Hooks, Grade 80
> Chain, 23"
> >> or similar: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NPV6FFK
> >> Granted I am not an ironworker trying to anchor to an 18 bar wall
> >> it looked like a good lanyard to be easily clipped around a leg
> >> cross brace and keep me closer into the tower rather than leaning
> >> 3 feet like rope lanyards.
> >> Any thoughts or comments?
> > For typical ham use if there is such a thing, what you pointed to
> is not
> > the ideal positioning device. Unless you plan on sitting for
> > periods in your aluminum seat harness...they work well for that.
> > problem is it's not adjustable, and it's not feather weight.
> > For moving around on and working on a ham tower, IMO the best
> > positioning device is an *adjustable rope lanyard*. There are many
> > the market. My climbers like the Petzl ones, but I prefer a simple
> > River. There's one for under $100 on the Site Pro web site,
> > https://www.sitepro1.com/store/cart.php?m=product_list&c=1114
> > -Steve K8LX
> In fact the one I actually use is $42 on that page - part# 34406.
> You'll love it. Note: it's for work positioning only - you still
> need a
> separate fall arrest lanyard or system of some sort.
> -Steve K8LX
I use one similar to that #34406. The only problem is that mine takes
two hands to *shorten* the lanyard...kinda PITA when climbing
a BX tower.
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