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Re: [TowerTalk] TowerTalk Digest, Vol 48, Issue 98

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] TowerTalk Digest, Vol 48, Issue 98
From: "K8RI on TowerTalk" <>
Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 05:44:26 -0500
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> In a message dated 12/19/2006 5:28:16 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
> writes:
>>   I'd feel comfortable using a guy grip on 7-strand  steel cable tram
> line, since that's what it was designed for.   According to my
> understanding, one can't re-use the same guy grip over and  over... so it
> would have to be tossed at the end of the job (unless you're  saving the
> tram line with the guy grip for reuse at a future date).   I don't know
> how the manufacturer feels about using a guy grip designed  for 7-strand
> cable on wire rope of the same diameter; the manufacturer's  Prime
> Directive applies here.  Maybe there are grips designed  specifically for
> wire rope.

Looking at them they appear to use the same grips on EHS as they do 
Phillistran or are looks deceiving?

Roger Halstead (K8RI and ARRL 40 year Life Member)
N833R - World's oldest Debonair CD-2

>        You guess'ter, Chester.  Preformed Grips can only be used with the
> wire rope that they're designed for;  eg. EHS for EHS, utility grade for 
> utility
> grade, etc. A Preform is designed for  a specific configuration, lay, 
> number
> of strands, length, etc. and they're  not compatible with other wire ropes 
> of
> the same size.
> Cheers,
> Steve    K7LXC
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