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[Towertalk] rope

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Subject: [Towertalk] rope
From: (Tom Rauch)
Date: Thu, 13 Jun 2002 05:08:52 -0400
> Hello Talkians;
> There is NOTHING wrong with using nylon rope. I have
> been using 3/8" nylon rope for 20 years in my tower and
> antenna installing and dismantling work. 

Same here.

> As far as the rope stretching is concerned, I have learned
> to use that to my benefit. For example, if I am hoisting up
> a heavy item such as Rohn 45G or Rohn 55G, I have the
> person on the ground stop hoisting when the load gets to
> within a few inches of where the load needs to be.

Right you are. I couldn't imagine working with a rope that doesn't 
stretch a bit! It would be like using wire-rope to install tower 
sections!73, Tom W8JI 

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