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Subject: [TowerTalk] Stainless steel cable ties
From: "Mike Bragassa" <>
Date: Sat, 2 Sep 2006 07:57:43 -0500
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I am wondering if anyone has experience with stainless steel tie wraps? I 
don't see them mentioned in the "coax up the tower" TowerTalk discussions. 
They may have merit in tower/coax situations with their freedom from UV 
damage and metal-to-metal connection. More so with heavy and/or long coax 
runs, whether they be hardline coax or conventional coax.
I purchased a container of 25 pieces 5/16"x 16" for $6.99 to experiment 
Relevant specifications:
1. 304 grade S/S      2. Rounded edges  3. 75 Lbs. maximum capacity
Et al: Made by "Storehouse"  in China. Storehouse appears to be part of 
Harbor Freight. Warranty via Harbor Freight for 90 days; which is 
meaningless. They do mention to prewrap the cable(s) with a "protective 
sleeve to prevent damage from a tight cable tie."
I have not tried to shorten the  length. Perhaps a good pair of diagonal 
cutters can do it in conjunction with flexing?
If there is any quality to them; these might be beneficial. It goes without 
saying that you need only to snug them tight  and not to not torque them 
down and deform the coax or damage the coax covering. This is true of any 
cable tie wrap irregardless of their  material.
Mike Bragassa, K5UO



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