Somewhere in all this stuff about Kellems (but perhaps in some of the
messages from many years ago in the archive), there was a recommendation
to use the tinned bronze ones rather than the plated steel ones.
On 09/06/06 04:48 pm firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> The Kellum grips commonly stocked by electrical suppliers are fabricated from
> plated steel wire. In my experience, they fail in five years or less. If
> not caught in time, their failure could result in damage to the cable being
> supported by the grip.
> Far more appropriate are grips intended for T O W E R S (do we still
> discuss towers on this reflector?). Grips intended for towers are
> manufactured by Andrew and other companies that serve the tower industry, and
> are almost always available at affordable prices on e-bay.
>> Kellum grips are a type of cable grip used my electricians and linemen.
>> They at attached to the end of large diameter cables as an aid in pulling
>> these through conduits or stringing up wires to towers or poles. Most are
>> installed on the end of a cable and terminate in a pulling eye to which you
>> attach your lifting rope. The grip part, using the Chinese finger torture
>> technique, securly grips along a length of the cable being pulled and
>> distributes the forces so to not damage the cable jacket or the internals.
>> You get these at all industrial electrical supply houses (not sure about HD,
>> etc.) or many on-line sources.
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