Thanks for the info Tom. I already have the pole, but I'm in need of the
pully and clamp. I have a note into WB0W for that. The pole is 12' x 2" x
.25" wall aluminum.
All I can say is that I'm glad I'll be the guy on the tower and not the guy
pulling on the rope, HI.
T A RUSSELL wrote:
> 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" <email@example.com> 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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