In a message dated 7/31/02 7:52:38 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> 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.