of the governor. The way the rope is laced around the
rungs also determines the control effort required. Four
methods of lacing the governor have been established.
For each method, there is a minimum weight required to
move the rope through the governor for the different
weight loads to be delivered.
Methods of Lacing.
The selection of either a left hand or
right hand lacing of the rope onto
governor is at the option of the user.
When the rope is wet, additional
friction is generated causing a slower
rate of descent. When this condition
occurs, use the next lower weight
Loads weighing 100 to 150 lbs.
(figure 2-1). Pass the rope under the
first rung (1) and second rung (2) and
over the third rung (3). Reverse the
direction of rope and pass it over
second rung (2), under and around
first rung (1) and then under second