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[TowerTalk] Come-alongs and Load Straps

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Come-alongs and Load Straps
From: (Bill Turner)
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 16:48:39 -0700
On Wed, 25 Jul 2001 18:58:30 -0700, antipode wrote:

>Nothing like having a guy cable suddenly snap under tension
>(or worse) because the nylon web strap was of inferior material quality
>or the ratchet suddenly fails because of poor quality steel.


Nylon is especially dangerous when used under a lot of tension,
as any sailor can tell you.  It is very stretchy compared to some
other rope materials like dacron, for instance.  As it is
tensioned, it stores energy like a rubber band and if it
breaks... watch out!  For really high loads, chain or wire rope
is much safer.

Bill, W7TI

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