> Guess what? The 5/8" rods are only good for 7300 lbs load, which
> doesn't make much sense if the catalog says you need three 6700#
> strength guys in each direction.
Yes, but you're tensioning at 10% of 6700# strength. That's three
guys at 670# each (2010# total) load. Should be plenty of safety
The next size certainly won't hurt, but tension on the rods may not
have been the cause of failure; just the catalyst.
73, Rod N4SI
The DXer formerly known as N9AKE
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