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Subject: [TowerTalk] Big Grip Installation
From: (Chuck Dietz)
Date: Sun, 07 Sep 1997 21:38:31 -0500
I have been out this weekend putting guy grips on guywires and I would
like to add to Frank Donavan's excellent advice.  As someone pointed out
on this reflector recently, a screwdriver is very helpful in finishing
the last wrap of the grips.  The leading wire tends to fold under the
other wires and the flat-blade screwdriver will pop it into place.  The
grips are rated at about the same strength as 1/4" cable, with the last
turn properly in place.

Chuck, KE5FI

Rick Wells wrote:

> OK, got all the right stuff, Big Grips for 1/4 inch EHS, the 1/4 inch
> EHS cable, 3/8 inch thimbels, etc.
> So now, how do I put them on?
> Specifically:
> 1. There are two yellow paint marks on each, 2.5 inches apart, about
> 5.5 inches from the top loop.  What do these mean?
> 2.  One leg of each grip is a bit longer than the other.  Reason?
> Which leg do you wrap on first or doesn't it matter?
> 3.  Looks like the inside of the grip is coated with something
> abrasive, hopefully to stick well.  Can grips be removed and
> reinstalled or does this coating get damaged in the process?
> 4. Anything else I need to know?  (be kind...)
> TNX & 73,
> Rick, W2RW
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