Dick Green WC1M wrote:
> K7LXC wrote:
>> There are also little aluminum caps available that
>> go over the end of the bottom grips (facing up the guy).
>> They are supposed to prevent ice that's sliding down the
>> Phillystran from unwinding the grips. I've seen tie wraps
>> used for the same reason although they could get ripped off
>> in extreme ice conditions.
> I received small open metal sleeves with the Rohn-supplied EHS Big Grips.
> I'm not sure what metal they're made of, but I think it's steel. I received
> black cable ties with the Phillystran guy grips. The metal sleeves jam down
> onto the end of the grip solidly and can't come off easily. It's very hard
> to tighten the cable ties on the Phillystran guy grips enough to keep them
> from sliding with only modest pressure. My impression is that they won't do
> a heck of a lot. On the other hand, it's hard to imagine enough ice sliding
> down the guy to open the end of the grip. Has anyone ever heard of that
> 73, Dick WC1M
It's supposedly happened on some larger commercial towers, but I'm not
On my Philly guyed ham towers I carefully tape the ends (forming a cone)
with good ole Scotch 33, which seems like it should be superior to cable
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