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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