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  1. #1071
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    Not funnin' you guys and gals. This is hardware and it could hurt!

    I'm re-posting my "disclaimer" so we can all take the potential danger seriously.


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    Quote Originally Posted by olddog View Post
    obmit, what is the attachment bracket used between the toprail and hinge on your rig?
    I believe that it is some type of electrical grounding lug. I still have the packaging it came in so I will post the details when I get home tonight.
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    RR- Knew I couldn't have been the first to think of this. Nice! And I remember seeing that post now when reading through thread the first time. The strap is placed inside tripod like you show, that will eliminate a "tripping hazard". We'll always have extra stakes and extra rope/strap so can use either option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by obmit View Post
    I believe that it is some type of electrical grounding lug. I still have the packaging it came in so I will post the details when I get home tonight.
    So much for my memory... I picked it up from the electrical section of Lowes. It is a Side Beam Connector.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timberrr View Post
    I would really like to see a safety line of some sort to catch the toprail in case that casting fails. You won't get any warning signs of a pending failure. If not a safety loop then a video camera.
    Some of this may have been covered before but I couldn't bring myself to read 1000+ posts. Sorry.
    Stay tuned for two more stands (& probably more questions).
    The bracket I used was designed to hang things from but I'm sure they never intended for it to be used in this manner. After inspecting and installing the bracket, I feel very confident that it will serve this purpose with no issues. The eye bolts will take the compression load and transfer it to the top rail. With my weight, either bracket should only see around 100 lbs vertical load.

    As with anything, there are many points of (potential) failure in this system. I wouldn't blame anyone who would want mitigate that with redundant safety measures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by obmit View Post
    ...I feel very confident that it will serve this purpose with no issues...
    And it probably will work. But keep in mind that it appears that the bracket forms a lever with a 2 to 1 mechanical advantage against the eye bolt nut vs. a straight pull.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    And it probably will work. But keep in mind that it appears that the bracket forms a lever with a 2 to 1 mechanical advantage against the eye bolt nut vs. a straight pull.
    and they are dynamic loads, not static
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    And it probably will work. But keep in mind that it appears that the bracket forms a lever with a 2 to 1 mechanical advantage against the eye bolt nut vs. a straight pull.
    There are such things as eye nuts. Pricey, and not widely available, but they would allay all fears.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hppyfngy View Post
    (This product is meant for educational purposes only. Any resemblance to real persons, living or dead is purely coincidental. Void where prohibited. Some assembly required. Batteries not included. Contents may settle during shipment. Use only as directed. No other warranty expressed or implied.If rash, irritation, redness, or swelling develops, discontinue use immediately. Action figures sold separately. All guarantees void in New Jersey.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    There are such things as eye nuts. Pricey, and not widely available, but they would allay all fears.

    when i finally get around to building a TD stand, i plan to use eye nuts in conjunction with eye bolts.

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