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Re: [TowerTalk] Tram rope

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tram rope
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 00:13:32 EST
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In a message dated 12/20/2006 4:25:37 A.M. Greenwich Standard Time, writes:

--  Sheave material:  For your one-time weekend installation with 100 lb  
riding on the tram, I wouldn't worry about the aluminum sheave.  But,  
for your next investment, get a material as hard or harder than the rope  
material.  With soft materials, sheave life and rope life are  shortened  
because the sheave takes on an impression of the rope,  leading to 
scoring and damage.  Save the aluminum sheave for fiberous  ropes.

Sheave material IS important, as Eric writes.  I wasted money on a  couple of 
Home Depot pulleys and what Eric said, happened.  No more  junkcheap pulleys.
Bill K4XS/KH6

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