What I have done for tensioning 1/4" EHS is to make a loop out of a short
length the same cable and cable-clamp it to the guy wire. I then hook a
comealong into that loop and into another loop attached to the anchor.
If you want to get fancy, Klein makes some special "quick disconnect" clamps
for this very purpose. Kinda spendy though . . .
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pete Smith" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, July 14, 2002 1:35 PM
Subject: Re: [Towertalk] Guy Wire Tensioning-WAS Lost My Tower
> At 04:25 PM 7/13/02 -0400, K7LXC@aol.com wrote:
> >In a message dated Fri, 12 Jul 2002 9:38:49 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> >firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > > The question of the moment is, what is a good way to grip 3/16 guy
> > with
> > > a come-along to get the initial tension on it? I plan on using
> > > the guys if that has any bearing on methods.
> > The easiest thing is to use one PreForm as a temporary and then
> >just throw it away when you're done. Just hook the comealong to it -
> >you don't have to wrap it the whole way.
> Credit this one to W9LT, at my first tower-raising -- since we're talking
> temporary, he just put a single cable clamp on the guy wire and then tied
> rope "above" the cable clamp with a slip knot. Simple, positive and
> cheap. If more than hand tensioning is needed, a come-along is easy to
> bring into the mix.
> 73, Pete N4ZR