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[TowerTalk] Rohn fiber insulators

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Rohn fiber insulators
From: (Pete Smith)
Date: Thu, 07 Jun 2001 03:48:36 -0400
At 10:11 PM 6/6/01 -0500, Jim Rhodes wrote:
>Has anyone out there ever used the rohn 24' fiberglass insulators? If they 
>aren't too expensive (yes I know they are sold by rohn) they look like a 
>good way to get the EHS guys away from the tower. Would be great on my 
>stubby thing, the guys on it now are just EHS with no insulators and they 
>to mess up the wires.

I'm not familiar with Rohn's, but I have 3 21-foot Joslyn versions on my
Rohn 25.  They are really easy to work with, because they have a
clevis-type pin on each end that fit perfectly through the Rohn torque bar
holes.  On the down-guy end I just used a thimble/grip combination to
convert to EHS.  They cost about $50 each new, from US Tower Service in
Frederick, MD.  The Joslyns may be cheaper because I believe they are
designed for power-pole use.  They are very light but are rated at
something like 15K pounds breaking strength

The one trick with these things is getting them home -- they are semi
rigid, and draped over my pickup truck rather artistically with only a
little bit sticking out front and back.

73, Pete N4ZR
No, no ... that's WEST Virginia

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