Just to be clear, I was using a confined space retrieval tripod with my come-a-long hooked to it. the tripod has a working limit of around 1200lbs and the drop pipe was hitched to the come-a-long and a second safety lanyard hitched to the pipe back up to an additional eye bolt in the top of the tripod. Every 3 feet of the come-a-long I would move the hitches down one at a time. I was using 2000# test poly pull line to hitch it.
Im new, but not that new.