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Re: [TowerTalk] Fwd: Strain releif for vertical coax

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Fwd: Strain releif for vertical coax
Date: Mon, 25 Aug 2008 01:10:01 EDT
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In a message dated 8/25/2008 2:48:23 AM Greenwich Standard Time, writes:

Dave,  K1TTT, gave me the advice to tape the coax to the tower legs. Just   
plain, good, electric tape

I posted on this concept before. 
I used to buy and sell tower back in FL before moving out to KH6.  I  
regularly used electrical tape to secure coax.......until I had a chance to see 
could happen in a corrosive environment. 
Upon taking possession of a used 300 foot Rohn 55 tower that had been up  for 
about 30 years and had been located about 1/2 mile from the Gulf of Mexico,  
I discovered some oxidation and surface rust on the sections,  no surprise  
there.  But, under the electrical tape from around 250 to 300  the  tower was 
actually rotted through..My guess is the salt from the air had been  
concentrated and had been pocketed in the tape around the coax.
After that day I used nothing but UV cable ties.

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