I built a large quad with #12 copperweld...I wonder what the weight
difference is between the teflon coated stranded / solid, and #12 copperwed
(copper coated steel). I fugure the tefoln should offer some additional
fatigue resistance also.
Not sure about Ice buildup on teflon... but I think that freezing rain will
adhere to anything below freezing, and may not offer much in ice buildup
resistance. I know the water will bead on it... that maybe worse as the ice
may build up in a bumpy fashon... who knows???
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe Giacobello" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "towertalk reflector" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, August 26, 2005 12:11 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Teflon Coated Wire for Quad Elements?
> Although very expensive, someone once suggested using teflon coated wire
> for quad elements. The objective was to minimize icing and snow
> buildup. Seemed like a reasonable idea, and I wonder if anyone has ever
> tried it?
> Incidentally, the lowest price I was able to find for #12 Teflon coated
> wire was $350/500 ft.
> 73, Joe
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