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Subject: [TowerTalk] Questions
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Date: Mon, 15 Sep 1997 10:01:36 -0400 (EDT)
In a message dated 97-09-14 22:41:52 EDT, you write:

<< 1.  What is the best method to cut Phillystran guy cable?
 2.  Is there anything required at a junction of Phillystran guy cable and
conventional EHS guy wire other than 2 appropriately sized thimbles
interconnected with each other? Is it necesary to use a pair of shackles
along with the thimbles?
 3.  Is it necessary to use 3 cable pullers (come-alongs), one on each guy
wire, when initially tensioning the guy cables prior to threading them
through the turnsbuckles?  Or is there a method to do this just using one
cable puller?  I don't like to use cheap tools, so buying 3 quality cable
pullers along with the associated cable grips might get a little expensive.

#1 - A utility knife with a new blade worked for me

#2 - Don't care for thimble to thimble - I use strain insulators

#3 - Yes, 3 come-along's is the preferred method. There must be others in
your community who have tower working tools who can share with your, rather
than having to buy all new stuff. Every where I've lived, we formed a "Beam
Team" and everyone brought something to the party (rope, come-alongs, etc).

Work Safely!

Tom Taormina, K5RC

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