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Subject: [TowerTalk] Help.Cable replacement
From: andy ronan <>
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 20:06:38 -0700 (PDT)
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Hi Guys.I just put up a lm470 with the upgraded 3/8 SS cables.I erected the 
tower  and had it up about a week when the main lift cable bound on one of the 
pulleys and snapped and down came the tower.Luckily it was only a few feet off 
the ground and had no load on it as the antennas were not installed yet.I did 
manage to get thru to the manufacturer and he told me the cable may not have 
been tensioned properly at the factory.Without getting into all the details or 
airing dirty laundry it looks like Im getting the run around and will end up 
replacing the cable myself and probably purchasing a new cable at my own 
  My question is,,,what is the correct procedure when replacing the cable.The 
tower will be in the vertical position and tilting it over is not very 
practical.Do I have to lift the remaining three sections up several feet(with 
comealong),install the cable and then release the sections so the cable is 
under tension..I dont have access to a swage crimper for the cable ends,will 
crossby clips work as well.???What type of 3/8 SS cable do I need??So far Im 
out over 9.5k on the tower but I WILL be writing a review shortly,I hope the 
manufacturer gets to read it but maybe I will send him a copy.

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