You can use the thimbles like that or join them with a shackle..
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From: "Mark Robinson" <email@example.com>
Sent: Friday, July 23, 2010 10:42 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Joining Phillystran and EHS
>I am getting ready to assemble the top guys on my rohn 45 tower. I intend
>to use a short length of 1/4ehs at the top and maybe 27 feet of 1/4 ehs at
>the bottom. I will be using a length of Phillystran HTP667001 in the
>middle. I will use the PLP2755 big grip on the philly with a 1/2 inch
>thimble. I will be using a BG2144 big grip on the 1/4 ehs together with a
>3/8 thimble. My question is how to join the ehs and the philly together.
>Can I just use the two thimbles looped inside of each other at the joint or
>do I need a shackle or maybe a 502 insulator between the two big grips.
> The shackle would need to be fairly substantial to have a working load
> near to that of the cable at 6000 pounds. How have other people made this
> 73 Mark N1UK
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