Maintenance Tips & Tricks – 1999 – #8

By Plant Engineering Staff September 1, 1999

Tight moves

Problem : A piece of equipment close to a column or other stationary object needs to be moved closer. The spacing is too close to use a come-along.

Solution: Make a “Spanish windlass.” Pass a length of rope around both objects and tie the ends together. Place a bar or handle through the center of the loop and twist the opposite sides together. The twisted rope creates considerable pulling force for a short distance.

Contributor : D.E. Burgess, Phoenix, AZ

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