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Old 09-10-2012, 09:54 PM   #16
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Easily undone knot for lifting?


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I had said I remember pulling a tail for it to come undone.
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With a standard clove hitch you can not pull the tail to untie.

But the old Hydro man you knew probably knew how to tie the modified clove hitch that I tie and it can be untied by pulling the tail. The modified clove hitch is just something old men learn over the years and those things never make the books so therefore never getting passed on.

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Old 09-10-2012, 11:11 PM   #17
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The one we used to secure items to a rail was this. This would not be adequate for truss lifting without a couple of additional half hitches. Adding the half hitches would prevent pulling on the bitter end to release the modified clove hitch...you would first have to release the half hitches before pulling the bitter end to release the clove hitch.
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The one we used to secure items to a rail was this. This would not be adequate for truss lifting without a couple of additional half hitches. Adding the half hitches would prevent pulling on the bitter end to release the modified clove hitch...you would first have to release the half hitches before pulling the bitter end to release the clove hitch.
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I use that knot in a chain to pull 6" walnut tree stumps with a 6 ft. tap root using a 75 HP tractor and it took all 75 horses so I see no reason it wouldn't lift a truss.
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Old 09-11-2012, 01:53 AM   #19
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Andy that looks like it might be it
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I would bet a version of a half hitch. Instead of putting the tag end through make a loop and put it through. then just pull the tag end, the loop comes out and the knot drops off.

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