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Safeties on Booms

Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by rochem, Dec 27, 2008.

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How Should Vertical Positions Be Safety Cabled?

  1. "Home Run" each safety to a permanent hanging position above

    61.0%
  2. Safety each instrument to the instrument above it

    29.3%
  3. Safety cables? Huh?

    9.8%
  1. rochem

    rochem Well-Known Member

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    In another thread, Derek brought up an interesting point about safety cable use on a vertical hanging position.

    So, what does everyone think?
     
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    techieman33 Well-Known Member

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    We usually use 2 side arms per boom to saftey too, one for each pair of upper lights, and don't saftey the bottom 2 lights at all.
     
  3. icewolf08

    icewolf08 CBMod CB Mods

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    None of the above, once again a poll without a good choice for answers. I have found that the most convenient way to safety lights on a vertical position is to use the c-clamp that you removed from the fixture to put on the t-bolt for the sidearm. Take that C-clamp and put it on the boom above the fixture and safety to that. Now you have a safety point and you don't loose (or have to store) your c-clamps.
     
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    Though I can see why you'd do that, I think it's just a waste of time. Wrap the safety around the boom above the sidearm. The light will only fall as far as the next unit on the boom. Now, I could see your method being worthwhile if there were only one unit up high, etc. But on a full boom, safeties wraped around the boom work fine for me.

    --Sean
     
  5. Footer

    Footer Senior Team Senior Team Premium Member

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    If I am doing a tail down off of an electric I will drop a point of the electric to safety to. On standard head/mid/shins I wrap up the cables to each other and call it a day.
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    If it's something longer than a sidearm, like the vertical pipes our theatre has in the box booms, I put a cheeseburger on the pipe and safety to that. This is especially helpful because in this situation because there is no permanent horizontal member or point to safety to.
     
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    Can someone explain what a cheeseburger is, and no not the type my stomach is growling for right now.
     
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    rochem Well-Known Member

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    See the glossary entry for a Cheeseborough. Cheeseburger is just an affectionate name for them. Used to connect two pipes together at an angle, usually 90 degrees, but there are also swivel clamps if you need a different angle.

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