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Re: [TowerTalk] Age Old Question

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Age Old Question
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2007 00:40:47 EDT
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In a message dated 9/22/2007 5:52:21 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

>  If it was me, I'd use both.
One layer of tape on the leg,  followed by the zip tie, followed by
another layer of  tape.

        Yikes. Way too redundant  for me. A run of cable should be well hung 
(pun intended) at the top;  e.g. hoseclamp, Kellum grip, a couple of 
industrial strength tie wraps, etc. 
        After that tape is fine,  leapfrog tape and tie wraps. Cumulatively 
that's good for a hundred-footer.  Repeat or add more hoseclamps, etc. for 
longer lengths. Andrew Corp.  recommends tying it in every 6 feet. If you're at 
altitude or a place where  they get LOTS of sunshine (NOT WA), taping over a 
wrap will result in just  about zero tie wrap degradation. 
        And you don't need to  use a half-roll of tape for each wrap. Two or 
three wraps is plenty. 
        Don't let me discourage  from overdoing something but in this case 
it's not necessary. 
        I use tape, etc. and  haven't tried the wire one. 
Steve      K7LXC
Cell: 206-890-4188

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