Phillystran grips are VERY different from EHS grips:
!> they are wound in the reverse direction from EHS grips
2> the inside diameter is different from any EHS grip
3>they are much longer than any EHS grips
They are made of galvanized steel and this makes the appearance quite
The much lower manufacturing volume, increased amount of material and the
extra level in the distribution chain makes Phillystran grips cost more than
equivalent strength EHS grips.
We purchase EHS grips directly from the manufacturer but we are not allowed
to do this with Phillystran grips.
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Both types of grips are stocked at Texas Towers
Gerald Williamson, K5GW
General Manager, Texas Towers
In a message dated 12/20/2006 4:45:13 A.M. Central Standard Time,
> In a message dated 12/19/2006 5:28:16 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org 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?
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