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Lifting a lot of weight?

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Subject: Lifting a lot of weight?
From: (Paul Nyland)
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 1996 21:29:10 -0700
Hi Bill,
I do a lot of tower work, and when moving heavy stuff around on the tower I
use a come-a-long, or as they are also called a 
hand winch. The brand I prefer is Lug-All, about $130.00 for one of the
smaller ones. There are cheaper ones on the market, but they sometimes slip,
and can be very dangerous. I usually use an additional safety cable in case
something should fail.
Just remember, if you drop something heavy it could shear the guy wires and
bring the whole tower down. Safety first.


At 08:41 PM 9/10/96 -0400, you wrote:
>Decided to hire someone to put my 48' boom 20m yagi in the air.  Every other
>antenna and tower section has been put up by myself.  No ground crew, nuttin
>but me.  
>Well... I decided Saturday afternoon to try and lift it up a bit on the
>tower so that I could check the SWR.  I couldn't lift up one foot.  The
>"pully" on my gin pole was less than useless.  Another pully I mounted on
>the side of the tower near the top was better but I still couldn't lift the
>antenna at all.  
>I went to the hardware store and didn't see a block and tackle.  Not sure I
>would know what to do with it if I had one!  :)
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