>In a message dated 5/22/2007 6:01:24 A.M. Greenwich Standard Time,
>1) How do you know when you've got 400#'s of tension on the guy wires?
>2) How do you cut 3/16" 7x19 cable? The stuff just laughs at my wire
>1. Borrow or buy a Loos tension gauge. It is invaluable for doing what you
>want to do.
>2. Borrow or buy a cable cutter at you local Home Depot/Loews. A cheap one
>should run around $20-$25.
And as a lower cost alternative to Bill's #2 suggestion, this works:
Wrap a few turns of black electrical tape around the cable on both sides
of where you intend to cut it. Then find a nice smooth rock and use an
ordinary hammer and a 1" steel chisel to cut the cable. Be sure to wear
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