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Subchapter 13. Logging and Sawmill Safety Orders
Article 7. Rigging

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§6298. Splices.

(a) Long splices shall be used for permanently joining regular lay running line.

(b) The safe margin of line to be used in making a long splice is indicated in the following table. The full length of the splice will be twice that to be unraveled.



                  Rope To be                              Rope To be    
Diameter          Unraveled           Diameter            Unraveled 
1/4-inch.......... 5 feet            1 1/4-inch......... 15 feet 
1/2-inch.......... 7 feet            1 1/2-inch......... 20 feet 
3/4-inch.......... 9 feet            1 3/4-inch......... 25 feet 
1-inch........... 12 feet             2 inches.......... 30 feet 

(c) Splices other than eye splices in lang lay loading lines are prohibited.

(d) Short splices, eye-to-eye splices, cat's paws, knots or molles, rolled eyes, or wild eyes are prohibited for use in joining lines, except for temporary rigging-up purposes.

(e) Eye splices in all lines and straps shall be tucked at least three times. Eye splices in lang lay lines shall be tucked at least four times.

NOTE: Authority cited: Section 142.3, Labor Code. Reference: Section 142.3, Labor Code.

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