ropes course construction
- May 02, 2023
Utility poles are an essential part of the challenge course industry. They provide the support for climbing structures, zip lines, and other high-adventure activities. However, utility poles are also subject to a variety of hazards, including weather damage, rot, and pests. As a result, it is important to inspect utility poles regularly to ensure their safety.
There are a number of different methods for inspecting utility poles. The most common method is a visual inspection. This involves walking around the pole and looking for any signs of damage, such as cracks, splits, or missing bark. If any damage is found, it should be reported to a qualified professional for further evaluation.
Another method for inspecting utility poles is a sounding test. This involves using a hammer to tap on the pole and listen for any hollow sounds. Hollow sounds indicate that the pole may be rotten or damaged.
In some cases, it may be necessary to drill into the pole to conduct a more
- January 04, 2022
Machine bolts are a type of fastener that is used to join together two or more components like wood beams to utility poles, or metal brackets to steel columns, etc. They are available in a variety of types, sizes, materials, chemical treatments, and can be used in a wide range of applications on a ropes course or zipline structure.
One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a machine bolt is the grade. The grade of a machine bolt indicates its strength and performance and a specific grade may be called out by standards, regulations or engineering criteria. The higher the grade, the stronger the bolt.
Some of the most common grades of machine bolts include:
- A307: This is a general-purpose grade that is suitable for most applications.
- A325: This is a high-strength grade that is used in applications where high strength is required.
- Grade 8: This is a very strong grade that is used in applications where extreme strength is