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    Default Need Iron's marrynig strap!

    Does anyone know where we can get a good irons marrying strap that actually works and is not a pain in the *** to stay on? We would like to get one that has a shoulder strap as well, but ours seems to less than effective and it is more of a hassle to use it. Thanks!


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    Follow the KISS principal.

    Go to the local craft shop, and pick up some of the strips of 2" Velcro and have a seamstress (*cough* One of the guys' better half ) so each "half" together so you end up with one long strip that is double the length. Repeat so that you have two.

    Have your seamstress sew a piece of webbing at whatever length is comfortable for ya'll and you now have a strap that cost less then 10$ to make yourself
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    Email me directly and I can help. I can get them from both True North Gear and Evac. They both have lifetime warranties. I personally use the True North ones and they are very nice. jason@jbrescue.com
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    Email me directly and I can help. I can get them from both True North Gear and Evac. They both have lifetime warranties. I personally use the True North ones and they are very nice. jason@jbrescue.com
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    We have a manufactured carrying strap, but to keep the axe and bar together, we just use a leather strap. About 3 wraps around the narrow end, make it tight, and push it down towards the wider end to make it tighter. Seems to work fine and we can get all theleather straps we want from logistics for free.

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    Ours marry together nicely and don't require any straps. Not sure why one would need this or a shoulder strap.

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    We too have no issue marrying the irons with no straps. You'll of course need to start with the proper Halligan (Pro-bar) and depending on your axe, you might need to grind a little off the blade where the fork fits. Then it's just a matter of tunking them together. They'll stay so well that often you might need a slight tunk to free them. See the Vent Enter Search website for making the most of your tools. If you have the cheap knock off halligan tools? You'll need a strap, but it would be better to get the quality tools.

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    Just as FFFred and RFDAC have said why do you need some strap to carry your irons. All you need to do is get a proper set that marry properlly together and you should be able to carry both of them at the same time by just holding either the axe or haligan! In order to get them apart you just slam the butt of the axe on the floor and they will fall apart!

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    Default Sticky Velcro strap

    I have a 4-foot length of velcro 1-inch strap that I made from two rolls of sticky back velcro I bought at store (Maybe Target, maybe WalMart). It cost me around ten bucks and it works great for getting up a ladder (that would be a ground ladder...cuz some of us just don't have a stick to climb) leaving my hands free. I would never think of using it to support more weight than the tools, but it serves it's pupose. I got a buddy who uses tubular webbing. It makes a great tool unto itself when not wrapped around the irons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firefiftyfive View Post
    Just as FFFred and RFDAC have said why do you need some strap to carry your irons. All you need to do is get a proper set that marry properlly together and you should be able to carry both of them at the same time by just holding either the axe or haligan! In order to get them apart you just slam the butt of the axe on the floor and they will fall apart!
    Cause its a toy to spend $$ on.
    We have these POS things on our Irons sets, and, granted, our halligans are cheap knock offs, but they slings suck more then Pam Anderson on her wedding night. I throw em off at the first chance I got.
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    Go buy a set of man hands, then you wont need the straps to hold them together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLSboy View Post
    Cause its a toy to spend $$ on.
    We have these POS things on our Irons sets, and, granted, our halligans are cheap knock offs, but they slings suck more then Pam Anderson on her wedding night. I throw em off at the first chance I got.
    No, BLS for some of us its not a toy but a tool. We run a 4 man engine company and our nozzleperson must get off the engine with the irons, and carry them with the nozzle to the front door. We do not have a separate truck company, and our truck company(mutual aid) is 10 minutes out.
    Our strap works pretty good, we normally drop the strap at the front door.

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    I see 23's point. You have one person trying to do the work of two, bringing tools and a line to the front door because of poor panpower. I'm not looking to start a "if you do more they wont hire more" discussion. Just saying I understand. . . Unless I'm wrong I think you're still allowed to call them nozzleman.

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    Here is a strap that I found online:https://www.thefirelocker.com/displa...&categoryId=11

    That being said, our department does not use straps, with a Probar you don't need one.

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