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Re: [TowerTalk] Temporary guys

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Temporary guys
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2011 09:40:58 EDT
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In a message dated 3/30/2011 8:00:53 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

>  I am curious how temporary guys could stretch so much to lay  a tower on 
side, perhaps the guy anchors were very far  away?   The Trucker's Hitch is 
great advice, I have used this  knot to for securing tower or reels of 
hardline when transporting them  home.

        The problem is that you can  only stretch rope so much by pulling 
on it and then you get a 200# climber on  the tower and that can be enough to 
stretch them some more. That's why the  trucker's hitch is so helpful 
because it puts a bunch more tension on the rope. 
        I've also used a Klein  Haven rope grip and comealong in the past 
to tension rope but hardly anyone  has one of those. The trucker's hitch can 
be used by anyone. 
Steve     K7LXC

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