SAFE USE POLICY
Rope safety is serious business! The bottom line of rope safety is you are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those around you. RightRope.com has some guidelines to help you use your rope safely but you are ultimately responsible for the safe handling and use of your ropes. By purchasing and using rope from RightRope.com, you are committing to using your rope safely and only for its intended use, within its working load limit. Furthermore, RightRope.com will not be held liable for damages resulting from the use, or misuse, of the rope you purchase.
Here are some general guidelines to help you understand the best practices of rope safety, care and use:
Choose the right rope. Understand the type of rope and diameter of rope that will meet the requirements of your particular application. When in doubt, ask a professional.
Understand tensile strength and working load limit (WLL) or safe working load (SWL). The tensile strength of a rope is the amount of force required to break the rope. WLL or SWL is the maximum amount of force you can safely apply to the rope to prevent failure. Working load limits are based on a safety factor from about 15:1 to 4:1. Different applications require different safety factors. Generally, the greater the risk of injury or damage to property, the greater the safety factor to be applied. For example, when pulling wire through conduit (fairly low risk), most manufacturers require a safety factor as low as 4:1. In this case, you would divide the tensile strength of the rope by 4 to determine the safe WLL for that application. For applications with greater risk, such as a life line (highest risk) you need to divide the tensile strength by 15 to determine the safe working load. Every situation is different and requires the judgment of a competent professional to evaluate variables and conditions that may affect the safe use of rope. Never exceed the WLL of a rope.
All tensile strengths and working load limits are for new ropes with no defects and perfect conditions for use. A used rope should not be used if you don’t know its history. A rope that has been subjected to shock loading, high temperatures, or extreme stress may no longer be safe to use. Have your rope inspected before use by a competent professional to determine if it is safe for use.
Never stand in the recoil path of a rope under tension. If rope failure occurs, it may recoil with tremendous force causing injury or death, or damage to property. Never stand under a load being lifted or in the path of a moving rope.
Use manufacturer recommended splicing techniques rather than knotting when possible. Knotting a rope can reduce its strength by as much as 60%.
Avoid abrasion, shock loading, heat, dirt, acids, alkalis, chemicals, prolonged exposure to sunlight, and moisture. Some ropes are made to be impervious to some of these elements. Check with the manufacturer before using your rope if it will be exposed to these variables. Store your ropes in a clean, dry area, away from direct sunlight and heat. Use proper care, use and storage techniques to prolong the life of your rope and to avoid premature failure.
We do our best to fulfill and ship your order the same business day you place it, and we guarantee that your order will ship by the next business day. Generally, we are able to get your order shipped the same business day if it is placed before 3 PM EST. If we receive your order after approximately 3 PM it will likely ship the next business day.
Our warehouse is located just outside of Grand Rapids, Michigan and we stock everything that is for sale on RightRope.com. We work hard to keep inventory in stock, but occasionally there is very high demand for a particular product and we run out of stock. If this happens, we will notify you right away and work with you to resolve the issue.
We believe it is important for you to have control and flexibility with shipping options. At checkout, you are able to choose the shipping carrier and transit time to best meet your needs. We can arrange the United States Postal Service (USPS), United Parcel Service (UPS), FedEx and freight. Express shipping options are available in your shopping cart. We have partnered with UPS and FedEx for volume discounts and we pass that savings on to you.
Orders over 150 pounds ship via freight carrier. We are able to get some of the best rates in the industry on freight and are pleased to share that with you. Contact us for a great quote on freight shipping.
Most ropes you order will ship neatly coiled in a box. We have found this to be the most economical way to ship rope. It takes up the least amount of space and is a neat and easy way to use the product. If you order full-spool quantities then it will come on the spool. If you need your rope on a spool and you are not ordering a full spool quantity, we can spool it for you. Contact us for a quote.
TERMS OF SALE
We want placing an order with us to be as seamless as possible. We may accept all major payment methods, including (Stripe, PayPal, Apple Pay, Amazon Pay and Google Pay), but by processing transactions through our website you remain bound to the terms of service of each of the respective payment vendors. If there is a problem with your payment processing, please work with your payment vendor to resolve. If there are technical difficulties on our site, please contact us through our contact page and we will work as quickly as possible to resolve. We reserve the right to cancel any order for any reason at anytime. If we cancel your order, we will issue a refund.
We do our very best to make sure you get the product you want at the best price possible. We believe in putting our customers first and that has proven to be the key to our long-term success. If you are less than satisfied with the product or service you received from RightRope.com, please contact us and we will do what it takes to make it right.
We will accept returns on defective items and most unused items within 45 days. If it’s our mistake we’ll pay shipping both ways. If it’s your mistake, or you changed your mind, you pay shipping both ways.
We sell a lot of cut-length ropes. Once a rope is custom-cut the sale is final and there are no returns. If you order a cut length of rope and decide you want to return it, we may, at our discretion, accept your return within 45 days, but it will be subject to a 25% fee.
We sell most ropes on our website by the foot and in bulk quantities. When you purchase rope by the foot, your rope will be measured while under slight tension, (approximately 10 pounds of tension force) and the length will be accurate to +/- 1%. We always measure and ship at least the footage ordered. We never intentionally short our customers. We use accurate, certified rope meters to measure our ropes. We may, at our discretion, ship a rope that is longer than what is ordered. If you need a rope that is perfectly cut to an exact length, give us a call or leave a note on your order.
Almost all ropes have some mechanical stretch while under tension. This is especially true of 3-strand and 8-strand rope constructions. There may be slight differences in the length of a rope while under tension (when we measure and cut it), and when you receive it (no longer under tension). This is normal and should be taken into consideration when purchasing your rope.
Nylon ropes and natural fiber ropes can shrink when exposed to moisture and high humidity. We store our ropes in a climate controlled warehouse where the humidity is low. It is possible that your rope could shrink in length from being exposed to moisture or higher humidity while in transit, or when you receive it at the destination. This also should be taken into consideration when ordering.
If you are buying rope in bulk quantities (full spool or coil put-ups), we ship them as we receive them from the manufacturers. Most manufacturers put at least the advertised amount on a spool or coil, sometimes more, occasionally slightly less. These stated lengths are approximate and should be considered reasonably accurate, but not precisely guaranteed.
We offer splicing on most of our ropes. If you order a custom rope-by-the-foot, and add an eye splice, the finished rope will be the ordered length with the eye splice. If you order a pre-cut or bulk length of rope and add an eye splice, the finished length of the rope will be a little bit shorter due to the splice using some of the rope.
We intentionally choose manufacturers that produce the highest quality products available because this allows us to offer you better consistency in what you are purchasing. However, with all manufactured products it is possible there could be slight variations in the color and/or size of the rope from lot to lot and from diameter to diameter. For example, if you ordered some 1” yellow polypropylene rope today, and next year you order the same product it is possible there could be a slight difference in color. Also, if you order 1 ¼” yellow polypropylene and 1” yellow polypropylene, it is possible there could be a slight variation in color because they come from different lots. Similarly, when ordering a natural fiber rope, smell and texture can vary with ropes from different lots. Ropes exposed to sunlight can fade over time. Consider this when adding onto an existing project.
Another consideration about product variability is that diameters can vary by rope type, material and manufacturer. Lower cost ropes (such as polypropylene) are typically slightly undersized. This is standard in the industry and meets the specifications of the Cordage Institute. Conversely, natural fiber ropes tend to be slightly oversized. If you need help understanding the exact diameter of the rope you wish to purchase, contact us and we can make sure you get what you need.
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The inclusion of any products on our site at a particular time does not imply these products are available at any time. We reserve the right to discontinue products, and at times, products are on backorder. We will notify you of any delay in availability, or shipment, as soon as possible and work with you on the best solution to resolve in a fair manner.
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