In a message dated 12/31/2006 5:06:48 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
> As we all know, steel rusts. Ziebart has made a big business in
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.
Umm, not really. I don't know of any wire cable manufacturer that
recommends that so I won't either. There are commercial tower companies that
techniques and tools to lubricate big cables on big towers but there's nothing
required for ham tower guys.
Galvanized EHS will last for 20-30 years if left alone so I wouldn't
worry about it. Besides, the linseed oil will get washed out in less than a
so you're really not accomplishing anything. I sure wouldn't want to work
with those slippery, slimy guy wires anyway.
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