Ordering the correct rope lengths is easy! Here are some quick things to remember:
Before you begin, choose a post model. Then, be sure not to exceed the maximum recommended rope length indicated on each post's specification chart.
1. Take the tight measurement from the center of one post to the center of the other post. Round up to the nearest inch.
2. Take the tight measurement from the wall to the center of post. Round up to the nearest inch.
3. Take the tight measurement between the walls and then add another inch. For example, if you have a tight measurement of 5' 3/4" you should order a rope length of 5' 2''
4. Take the tight measurement between the center of each wall plate and then add another 2 inches. For example, if you have a tight measurement of 5' 3/4'' you should order a rope length of 5' 3''
By following these instructions and the layout suggestions, you can ensure that your Classic posts & ropes will comply with ADA and UFAS 4.4.1 regarding protruding objects.
When correctly measured and installed, the center of the rope between portable posts should be a minimum of 24" from the floor. If the rope is too long, or the posts too close together, the rope will be too close to the floor and may present a tripping hazard. If the rope is too short, or the posts too far apart, the rope will be too taught, and slight pressure on the rope will make the posts less stable.
Proper spacing of posts and ropes allows each rope to hang gracefully and will ensure the stability and safety of your installation.