I don't know what NN7K's reply has to do with the original
question about what the country of origin and quality of
turnbuckles Rohn currently sells...
The past few years I have been buying my American-made
forged / galvanized turnbuckles from McMaster - Carr
Supply Co. in Chicago, IL www.mcmaster.com - they
sell top quality turnbuckles that are made in the USA by
Chicago Hdwe. & Fixture Co. They're not exactly cheap
but you will get what you're paying for in this instance!
McMaster sells all styles of forged / galvanized turnbuckles;
eye & eye, eye & jaw and jaw & jaw.
73 de Brad, N9EN @ Radio Free Roscoe (IL)...
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Sent: Saturday, June 22, 2002 6:48 PM
Subject: Re: [Towertalk] Turnbuckles
> doubt it, however , try your nearest greybar (preferred), ww grainger, or
> electrical supply house, and ask about "preforms",
> " messenger" (read guy cable), they also have what are called "strand vises"
> these , you apply with a grip, and chain, or cable hoist, until tight, then
> 1)with a strand vise, push the messenger thru the strand vise (this only
> goes one way- in, NOT OUT! or, similarly, with a PREFORM (kinds like a
> chinese finger trap, or also comes in half turn on both ends, ) wrap around
> messenger with one side, then wrap , interleaveing with the other side.
> (wraps leave room open for the width of the second layer, makeing a tight
> fit. as info, jim nn7k
> P.S. both outfits should also carry "Patent anchors", 8 foot guy rods, with
> a anchor plate, shipped about a foot highby foot around- to use, install in
> a 6 foot deep hole, then use a tamp bar otr 2x4 to hit the top of this,
> which will expand, and flatten the anchor to about 18-23 inchs in diameter.
> these what phone, and power co use to provide their anchors (guys) for their
> poles, ect.
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> Sent: Saturday, June 22, 2002 3:37 PM
> Subject: [Towertalk] Turnbuckles
> > Is there a such thing as Rohn turnbuckles or are they imported like most
> > them that are sold at some of the major radio outlets? 73
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