Bellrope adjustment round 7

The ropes of all eight bells have been adjusted to put the bottom of each sally ~65″ from the floor when set at hand, and the end of the tai ~76″ from the floor when set at back.  Now none but our tallest ringers should need to take a knot, and our shortest ringers can reach all the sallies and all the tails.

The most substantial changes this week are:

  • The 6’s sally is about an inch lower, and its tail an inch higher.
  • The 7’s tail is 2½” lower
  • The tenor’s tail is a full 10½” lower.

The tenor’s rope is taking longer to settle into its new position than the others.  It will be readjusted over the next several weeks after it has settled and reliable measurements can be taken.

Current heights of sally set at hand and tail set at back
Bell 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Set at hand 65″ 65″ 65″ 65″ 65″ 65” 65” 66¼”
Set at back 75¾” 75½” 75½” 76″ 76″ 76″ 75¾” 77¾”
2011Nov28 heights of sally set at hand and tail set at back
Bell 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Set at hand 63¼” 64¼” 67″ 67″ 71″ 66¼” 65½” 66¾”
Set at back 77″ 75″ 81½” 71¾” 75″ 75″ 78¼” 88¼”
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