Bob Maser wrote:
> Why spray at all? Maybe if you live close to salt water but otherwise it's
> been my feeling that all that sticky s&%t just attracts airborne particles.
> 15 years for a set of galvanized aircraft wire rope left dry. Making new
> cables only costs about $100(if you have the Nicopress crimper). Another
> thing, some towers are constructed so that it is very difficult to get the
> cables off the tower sections to lube them. Just MHO.
ok, googling so far says that a #51 nico tool is going to cost at
least $100 (sounds like radio club equipment<G>) which is likely to be
more expensive to me than simply taking my cable specs to a rigger and
have a new set of cables for the HG55SS made.
I would rather do this myself but... looking at the economics of the
thing.. unless there is someone in the Houston area with a Nicopress
#51 for 3/16" cable... I think that I will get on the phone and call
around. IF I was going to be guying (which would raise the overturn
velocity from 50mph for this tower to half again more plus), then I
MIGHT have more use for the Nico tool and it might make sense to go
ahead and buy the tool. However, I think I would prefer to use
Phillystrand for its decreased detuning of antennas vs wire cables.
never saddle a dead horse... I had no idea that there was a right or
wrong way to install those rope clips as some vendors call them.
how about Gripples?
85% of the strength of the cable they are splicing or terminating.
and then Kwik Locks, up to 3200lbs breaking point with the KL200.
73 de chas k5dam Houston
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