In a message dated 9/12/02 11:50:03 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
> In my talk with the factory sales guy at Datyon,
His name is Ken Knight and is a good guy and has been helpful for all of
my Phillystran dealings.
> he said the reason for
> having a leader of steel guy wire is to prevent any abrasion or anyone
> cutting it, messing around, etc. He said that while they don't recommend
> it, there is no technical reason why you can't go to the ground with it.
> said that if you are confident that the guys are in a place where they
> get bothered by man or beast, then sure, you can run them all the way to
> ground. In other words, use your best judgement.
The reasons for using EHS to the anchor is to prevent vandalism (they can
be cut with a razor knife and we actually had someone cut the Phillystran
guys to collapse a local Christian AM station). Another is that the jacket
can catch fire - we lost a commercial tower in Eastern WA some years ago that
had Phillystran and a fire came through.
Your mileage WON'T vary - Phillystran can suffer from fates that EHS
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