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Re: [TowerTalk] Why preload guy lines?

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Why preload guy lines?
From: "Floyd Sense" <>
Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2005 11:24:53 -0400
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That's what I was looking for in my original question.  Thanks, Steve.

73, K8AC

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Why preload guy lines?

>    As an unscientific test some years ago, I took several different 3/16"
> guy materials - EHS, Phillystran, and good old 7x19 wire rope - and hooked 
> them
> all together in one length. Then I put the whole thing under 400 pounds
> tension per a Dillon tensionometer and measured each segment. Guess what? 
> They all
> measured 400 pounds on the Loos. And the accuracy vis-a-vis the Dillon was
> within a couple of percent - highly accurate in my book.


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