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[Towertalk] Big Grip or Guy-Grip - #2

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Subject: [Towertalk] Big Grip or Guy-Grip - #2
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Date: Wed, 8 Jan 2003 09:59:30 EST
In a message dated 1/8/03 3:38:05 AM Pacific Standard Time, 

> As I told you privately, the photo you sent me of your guy wire is not of
>  any EHS I've ever seen - it appears to be what we often call aircraft 
>  EHS is quite stiff and "whippy" - it will not lay on the ground like a rope
>  in gentle curves, but rather tries very hard to lay straight.  It also 
>  in coils/spools of much greater diameter than comparable aircraft cable.
>  The 2 questions at the bottom of your post are confirmation, IMO, that you
>  fo NOT have EHS cable and therefore, PLP's grips cannot be used:
>  1) Most EHS (ALL that I've seen) is left hand lay and that's what the grips
>  are designed for.
>  2) EHS is made up of 7 solid strands, and not 7 strands of 32 wires each
>  (for example) so the lay of the strands vs the lay of the wires is not an
>  issue.

    Yes - it is NOT EHS. There are many different configurations and grades 
for all sizes of cables. You can not mix and match cables and Preformed 

    Since it's not EHS, then using cable clamps is your best bet. It'll be 
easy to do (whereas it's not so easy with EHS because it's so stiff) plus I'm 
sure you've got them in your city. Just be sure to use three clamps per 

Steve     K7LXC
Professional tower services for commercial and amateur 

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