> I didn't follow where you're going with these two
comments, Tom. According
> to the printed chart on my new PT-2, 30 corresponds to 660
> 1/4-inch "cable" -- whatever Loos uses as their standard
"cable". I thought
> the earlier discussion was that stainless mast stays (or
> and/or Loos use) were far more flexible than 1/4EHS guy
wire, hence the "30
> = 660 pounds" might be in error for our guy wire.
> Are you saying that you have some other, independent way
of measuring the
> tension, and that you are now confirming that the Loos is
> 1/4EHS guy wire?
No, not at all. It might be off by 2:1 for all I know.
Or simply that the two materials you used prove that the
> Loos conversion scale is material dependent and can be
"off" by more than
I'm posting this on line since it may be useful to all
The tension values I gave ASSUMED Loos' tension was correct
for EHS. They were not actual readings on an accurate
dynamometer, so the pounds tension I gave could be anything
in the real world.
The only thing I was verifying is the gauge is very material
sensitive when two similar OD but vastly different stiffness
materials are measured.
Whatever they used to calibrate a stiffer material should
read higher than it really is and a softer material lower.
You can be sure it won't be the same if the material
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