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Tools needed to do raisings? #22838 02/27/10 03:58 AM
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What the best straps to buy for doing raisings? What are the best come-alongs to get? What are the best safety harnesses to buy? Are there more tools that can be suggested to me? Who makes the best ropes and straps? I am doing more financial planning for my shop.
Thx. for the help. Cedar.

Re: Tools needed to do raisings? [Re: cedar] #22840 02/27/10 04:24 AM
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Start at McMaster Carr.

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http://www.mcmaster.com/#

Re: Tools needed to do raisings? [Re: johninnh] #22841 02/27/10 04:30 AM
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The guild has a new safety book out. I want to get it as well. I'm betting it will address what to look for in a safety harness. Look for it in the guild store at tfguild.org

Re: Tools needed to do raisings? [Re: brad_bb] #22843 02/27/10 05:45 PM
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For straps get something wide that will not cut into or crush the timbers.

For come-alongs buy ones with a good load rating that appear to have a solid sturdy construction. I used to work in a shop that had a whole pile of broken 2 ton ones. They are a bit like clamps in a woodworking shop you can never have enough.

Where I'm from fall arrest gear needs to be replaced every 5 years so unless you are doing a lot of raising just get what they refer to here as compliance in a can kits. They come with an anchor point that can usually be attached to timbers at the peak, a lifeline with a rope grab, a web lanyard, and a harness. Retractable lifelines are also a real joy to use and some can be used in the place of a lanyard but cost exponentially more. Another thing that you can get is used by steel erectors. Its a steel loop that attaches to a lanyard. you can use it to loop around a beam and attach directly to that.



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Re: Tools needed to do raisings? [Re: Gumphri] #22850 02/28/10 01:24 AM
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Outdoor shops like REI and EMS sell climbers webbing which is perfect for moving heavy timbers.

John


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