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Re: [TowerTalk] Joining Phillystran and EHS

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Joining Phillystran and EHS
From: Jan Erik Holm <>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 17:28:24 +0200
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Is there a picture somewhere how this looks, I don´t know
what a 502 insulator looks like.
I have to go this route myself pretty soon, if nothing else
to use all the Phillystran I once did buy.
On 2010-07-23 16:57, Tim Duffy K3LR wrote:
> Hello Mark,
> I have had good success with a 502 insulator - to make the Phillystran to
> EHS transition. I think the 502 is a safer route than shackles and thimbles
> that might cause either preform (Phillystran or EHS sides) to distort over
> time.
> 73 and be safe,
> Tim K3LR
> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> [] On Behalf Of Mark Robinson
> Sent: Friday, July 23, 2010 9:43 AM
> To:
> 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
> connection?
> 73 Mark N1UK

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