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Subject: [TowerTalk] Preserving Guy cables
From: "Roger Kissel" <>
Date: Sun, 31 Dec 2006 20:05:46 -0500
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Hi all

I used to have a guyed tower and after maybe 10 years the guy cable started 
to rust. I disremember what type of cable it was, tho I bought it at a local 
(reputable) industrial supply house.  After close to 20 years the tower 
still stood but the cable was looking kinda ratty.

I have since moved and am going to put up a new tower and have been thinking 
about how to preserve the guy cable. I  know about Phillystran but am not 
willing to spend all the $$$$ to buy it.

As we all know, steel rusts. Ziebart has made a big business in preserving 
cars from rusting. Their primary ingredient is linseed oil. I have been 
thinking about soaking the coil of guy in a bucket of warm linseed so it 
seeps into the nooks and crannies of the cable. This should effectively 
passivate the cable for quite a few years.

Any thoughts on this ?


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