You recommend a 1/2" shackle, while Frank says a 3/8" shackle would be
ideal. Do you see any problem with using a 3/8" shackle for my terminations?
A few years ago a front end loader caught one the lower guys on the tower
consisting of a 1/4 inch guy, BIG 3/4 inch turnbuckles, and a 3/8 heavy
thimble. The guy wire broke, the guy grip held and the thimble was distorted,
not too badly. And the 3/4 inch turnbuckle?....like nothing ever happened
Moral...guy grips DO hold, the 3/8 thimble held just fine and bigger is
better when using turnbuckles.
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