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Re: [TowerTalk] Joining Phillystran and EHS

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Joining Phillystran and EHS
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 14:00:07 EDT
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In a message dated 7/23/2010 3:58:33 PM Greenwich Standard Time, writes:

It looks  like the phillystran big grips 
only have one set of marks because they are  designed to be used with 
thimbles only.

It botherd me too until there was a battle between a front end  loader and 
my tower.  While doing some yard work for me the bucket of the  machine 
caught the lowest guy wire running to the 40 ft level of my 200  footer Rohn 
 Before I could warn the operator about what was  happening the guy wire 
actually broke causing the tower to shake violently  and ran away fearing a 
catastrophe.  When I came back the tower was  still standing.  When I checked 
the guy grip at the anchor it was  still holding firm, although a couple of 
the EHS strands had "arched" in the  grip.  The guy grips at the 502s never 
budged.  It seems as though  lacking the one extra inch did not make a 
difference.  YMMV.
Bill KH7XS

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