[SML] Swapping Grand and Midstage Curtain

Barney Simon barney at jchansen.com
Tue Feb 26 13:40:34 UTC 2019

Good question, he did say he had a lift, which COULD be used to access the top of the arbor.
All arbors have at least one eye at the top.
Indeed all loft blocks are not so equipped.

I see Bill Sapsis has joined the conversation with excellent advice, as always.

While I am not one to speak to actual best practices, but as he is here, assuming that a scissor lift weights about a ton, is lowering a baton and anchoring to the lift (someone suggested sandbags) as ‘pipe weight’? It has been so many years since I was actually in the field, I was younger and let’s say “willing to take stupid risks” back then, I don’t know the proper answer here.
Barney Simon
JC Hansen Co., Inc.
629 Grove Street Ste 26, Jersey City NJ 07086
201-222-1677 fax 201-222-1699

From: Stagecraft <stagecraft-bounces at theatrical.net> On Behalf Of Bruce Purdy via Stagecraft
Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 8:07 AM
To: Stagecraft <stagecraft at theatrical.net>
Cc: Bruce Purdy <bpurdy at rochester.rr.com>
Subject: Re: [SML] Swapping Grand and Midstage Curtain

On 26Feb, 2019, at 7:39 AM, Barney Simon via Stagecraft <stagecraft at theatrical.net<mailto:stagecraft at theatrical.net>> wrote:

Chaining off the arbor is imperative.

                Out of curiosity … MANY school auditoriums I’ve been in have single purchase linesets with NO loading bridge (or grid). The blocks are simply hung from I-beams over the stage, with no access to them.
                In such a case, I don’t see how you could chain off the arbors. If doing so is imperative, than how would the advice be affected?

Bruce Purdy
Central New York Magic Theatre Co.

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