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    Favorite termination knot

    In my experience, i was using a 10mm single eye bee line footlocking prussik that i felt was too long so instead of using the eye splice i shortened it up with the anchor hitch to a snap. (this was a little while ago and it was one of my first climbs) I knew i had a tail a few inches long when i...
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    Favorite termination knot

    Any of you guys using the Anchor hitch back it up with a stopper knot? For the record I've had the hitch get caught on the spliced end even in the middle hole (which is the one i prefer b/c it seems to happen more on the top), i guess now it became instinct to set the hitch before i sit back.
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    Favorite termination knot

    I normally run a spliced end but was messing around with an old rope the other day. I used to use a figure 8 on a bight backed up with a stopper. Although this set up is bomb proof and i feel very secure with it, its not very streamlined and interferes with the hitch while using the hitch...
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    Details of taking out a damaged black oak

    Hey moss are you running two rope bridges? Its hard to tell but around 1min 20sec looks like there could be two..
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    Training Video of Rope in a Chipper

    thanks kevin
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    Training Video of Rope in a Chipper

    Does anyone know if this is more likely to happen with a drum style chipper vs a disc style?
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    2011 Earthquake Recovery Sitey

    Got it, thanks.
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    2011 Earthquake Recovery Sitey

    After the high line is up and tight does the person running the machine then tie it off on to winch itself? To another device? or hold the rope keeping it tight? Great vid by the way..
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    2011 Earthquake Recovery Sitey

    Is the mobile capstan winch being used to tension up the high line? Is it tied off or does someone hold it taught? those little things look handy..
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    Bandit 65aw battery not charging

    Just an update, swapped out the rectifier and battery is charging.. thanks again!
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    Electricity

    Sorry for the derail..
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    Electricity

    Nope totally not the cause of yours..was responding to mr tree, sorry about that.. just trying to say electricity can do some funky stuff especially when you turn up the juice. my vote goes for the sciatic nerve.
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    Electricity

    just asked the electricians today, totally normal, static is the cause.
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    Electricity

    yep first time i got shocked i started asking around (super, safety guy etc) totally normal in the bigger yards..the substations had ground grids and yes fr jumpsuits moon boots face shields and shock proof gloves are the norm grounding machinery. the approach distances we use are per PSE&G (our...
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    Electricity

    I do a lot of work in substations and found touching anything metal usually produced a shock. I was helping my foreman do some layout for a manhole we were about to set (which was slightly further of the 16ft clearance needed from the 230kv bus) and i couldn't hold the end of the tape measure...
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