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Re: [TowerTalk] Temporary guys

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Temporary guys
Date: Thu, 31 Mar 2011 10:16:58 EDT
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To point out the obvious:
Sometimes temporary guys are attached to temporary anchors and they may be  
a lot closer to the tower than the recommended 80% figure for permanent  
This reduces the guy angle and guy length as well as placing more tension  
on the guy for a given load. It doesn't have to stretch as much under these  
conditions to let a tower lay over.
Might as well use Bungy cords huh?
Gerald K5GW
In a message dated 3/31/2011 8:41:33 A.M. Central Daylight Time, writes:

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 
side, perhaps the guy anchors were very far  away?   The  Trucker's Hitch 
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 
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 
be used by  anyone. 

Steve     K7LXC

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