Another Way To Keep Rope Tangle-Free

Issue 1 and Volume 135.

Another Way To Keep Rope Tangle-Free features New York Fire Department A number of ways have been devised to keep rope ready for quick use in an untangled manner. The intent has been to store rope so it will fall freely when dropped from a roof or window in preparation for hoisting. The utility rope device described here is a variation of the personal rope winding apparatus featured in a New York Fire Department training bulletin. Two models of the variation have been assembled and are in use at Bronx Engine Company 92. Materials needed to construct the device include a 31-inch U-shaped hollow tube, ¾ inch square, made of aluminum plated steel; 65 to 80 feet of ¼-inch nylon rope (maximum length determined by the location of the eyebolt); eyebolt, nut and washer assembly; and three links plus hooklink from a tire chain (or a large snap hook can…

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