At 03:42 AM 6/19/98 +0100, you wrote:
>One thing you didn't say/ask: Does he have safety wires on the
>not, they can easily unscrew and loosen the guys!!!!!! I don't know if he
>not, but if the guys are loose, it's another thing to check.
>[The safety wires go through each turnbuckle TWICE, once at each end and wrap
>through the fixed end of the guy anchor and through the loop in any guy grips,
>thus eliminating the possibility that the turnbuckles can turn in any
>Look at the ARRL handbook for details.]
The answer is yes and no. To be honest, I have saftey wires on the guy
point in the front yard. (yes, I have a very loving wife) Actually, it is
cable that loopes through the turnbuckles, the preformed guy grips, and the
anchor point. That is put together with two saddle-clamps.
The two turnbuckles in the backyard do not have this feature, because I did
not think I would need it. I know about safty wires too. I understand the
significance of the wires, but I didn't think that I would need them. Here
is why, and maybe I've been short sighted if not stupid. The turnbuckes are
Rohn galvanized turnbuckles I latched onto from a Rohn 55 tower
installation. They are extremely hard to turn with my hands...and I usually
use a open end wrench (I hate crescent wrenches...knuckle busters) to turn
the turnbuckles. I could never see then turn and I watched them from
months. They never moved.
Now I understand, for safty sake, I should have safty wires going through
them. The plans for this weekend is to do just that.
But, I have seen cable contract and expand....with the seasons. I think
that is the problem....because all my marks are still where they should be.
why would I admit to all this stupidity? I don't want others to make the
same mistake? How is that for an excuse?
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