I'm wondering how most folks make the transition from Phillystran guys to
EHS steel for that last few feet down to the ground. 3 ways come to mind:
1) Simply interlock (i.e., one inside of the other) the Phillystran thimble
and the steel guy thimble. This seems like the safest and cheapest way to
2) Connect the two thimbles with a suitably sized shackle. This would be
pretty convenient for building or maintenance purposes, but adds another
piece of hardware and another possible failure point.
3) Use a 502 insulator. This doesn't seem like a good idea, as it would
add weight, extra "visual profile" to the guy, and an insulator isn't needed
In my particular installation, I'm using 1/4 steel, Phillystran HPTG6700I,
and Big Grips.
Thanks and 73,
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