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[TowerTalk] Guy protection, your thought?

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Guy protection, your thought?
From: (Gerald Smith)
Date: Fri, 31 Dec 1999 07:19:51 -0500

Happy New Year!

The conduit would cover the thimbles and turnbuckle.

1/4 inch EHS is not tough with a sharp pair of bolt cutters, I would
guess 20 seconds top for 3 guy wires.

Gerry wrote:
> In a message dated 99-12-30 18:09:44 EST, writes:
> > I want to prevent the local disgruntled neighbor, or the teen with 3
> >  beers in his belt, from vandalizing the guy wires of my towers. Here is
> >  my current thought, would look forward to any other ideas.
> >
> >  Put 15 feet of 2 inch ID IMC conduit together and slip it over the 1/4
> >  inch EHS. It will slip over the thimbles and the turnbuckles, as well.
> >  When things are tensioned and secure, using a ladder, secure the top end
> >  of the conduit to the guy.
> >
>       How does this prevent someone with an adjustable wrench from taking
> some nuts off or backing off a turnbuckle?
>       This is more of a perceived danger than a real one. 1/4" EHS is pretty
> tough stuff so I doubt that anyone is going to work hard enough to sever it.
> As long as you've got  the turnbuckles safety wired, you've done about as
> much as you can do. There's nothing you can do if someone is motivated enough
> and has the right tools. Personally I wouldn't worry about it.
> Cheers,   Steve   K7LXC
> Tower Tech

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