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[TowerTalk] Rohn 55 thimbles and turnbuckles

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Rohn 55 thimbles and turnbuckles
From: "Dick Green WC1M" <>
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2006 19:47:29 -0400
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Reviewing the Rohn parts list for a 110? 55G tower @90-100MPH, I decided to
go with ¼? EHS for all three levels (actually, 6700lb Phillystran with ¼?
EHS leaders. Following the parts list, I ordered 3/8? heavy-duty thimbles
(3/8THH) and ½?x12? eye-jaw turnbuckles (1/2TBE&J). Rohn specifies that the
thimble should be one size larger than the guy diameter. The parts have
arrived, and I?m perplexed to find that the 3/8? thimbles don?t fit inside
the eye part of the turnbuckles. I might be able to make them  fit by
flattening the edges of the thimble a bit (sandwiching it between a piece of
two pieces of flat steel and hammering the flare out of the edges), but
before I try that, I?d like opinions on this. I can?t be the first person
who has run into this. It looks like a shackle would work, but Rohn doesn?t
specify them for 55G towers. Comments?


73, Dick WC1M



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