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- Dec 18, 2019
Design of house doesn't allow a simple cable out to a vehicle. Driveway is 50 feet off in the wrong direction, after several jogs.A few wraps around a belaying pin would give you plenty of control to slide down a staircase. Not sure where the stairs are though, if facing the exterior you could use a vehicle as a deadman.
Belaying pin or something like that is a good idea. Reminds me of a rappelling figure 8 descender that I used many decades ago. That combined with some mechanical advantage seems like a good idea. If I recall correctly, one didn't want a light person belaying a heavy one. If the heavy guy fell, he could pull the light one off the ground, leading to a free fall of the heavy guy. This is similar to me and the lathe.
Somehow got to figure out the anchor. Guess I'll be sitting on the floor, drilling holes in the wall tomorrow. Might be a good idea to look in the basement to see exactly where the wires come up. Never good to drill though your wiring! Before anyone says it, stud finders work very poorly in horsehair plaster and lath construction. Tried 4 different technologies over the years. They all didn't work well.