Because Philystran (no "d") does NOT handle abrasion very well.
I have used 3/8 inch nylon rope to raise / lower heavy masts (>100 lb).
It stretches it pretty tight but did the job. Surely 1/2 inch nylon rope
would be adequate for raising Rohn 55 sections. Check with your
rope supplier for the acceptable working loads.
BTW, the standard Rohn gin pole (EF-2545) is NOT recommended
for raising Rohn 55. You might want to replace the pole with a heavier
wall to be safe.
FYI, Rohn 25 weighs 40 lbs/section, R45 weighs 70 lb/section, and
R55 weighs 90 lb/section.
de Tom N4KG
On Sat, 20 Jun 1998 23:54:50 -0400 "DavidC" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>While we have the thread going on gin poles lets talk rope.
>>What does the multitude recommend for the rope. Size and type?
>> -- 73, Richard Thorne - N5ZC (ex KA2DSY, N2BHP, WB5M)
>If Phillystrand is good enough for guy wire, why not gin poles?
>This is a question, not an suggestion. :-) 73, DavidC AA1FA
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