In a message dated 6/21/98 7:00:19 AM Central Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
> 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.
I don't know, Tom. I've stacked a lot of Rohn 55 and would not be comfortable
with 1/2" nylon at all. I recommend 3/4" Polydacron.
When Phillystran was Philadelphia Resins, they made a syntheic rope just for
use in pullys. I don't know if it still is made, but it was expensive. Bottom
line, as Tom said, Phillystran was NOT made for this application.
On the Comstock
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