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[Towertalk] Phillystran Grips

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Subject: [Towertalk] Phillystran Grips
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Date: Wed, 31 Jul 2002 13:04:29 EDT
In a message dated 7/31/02 7:52:38 AM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

> For a professional,this represents a reasonable approach.  But for the 
>  person putting up one tower, on limited resources, it seems like overkill 
>  to buy 3 cablegrips to use once.  When he was helping me put up my current 
>  tower, W9LT (who is an engineer) tightened a cable clamp on each guy wire 
>  near the bottom end.  That supplied purchase for a rope to be tied to the 
>  guy wire, and the rope was then looped around the anchor rod below the 
>  equalizer plate. We pulled the guys in to 100 lb or so with no difficulty, 
>  and then applied the grips, making sure we had enough turnbuckle travel to 
>  bring things up to the full pretensioning level.
>  Anything wrong with this approach?

    Nope, it's another common technique. The 3 comealongs and grips come in 
very handy when dealing with a pier pin base though. 

Steve    K7LXC

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