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Re: [TowerTalk] Preform dead ends - why and how?

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Preform dead ends - why and how?
From: K8RI on TT <>
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2011 16:31:20 -0400
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On 8/29/2011 8:11 AM, Mike wrote:
> Put the U shaped end around the tower leg, or over the pin of an attachment 
> fixture,
> or through the eye of the ground anchor or turnbuckle and  wind the two legs 
> in a
> spiral pattern onto the end of the guy wire.
> Very secure, very easy to install, nothing to rust or loosen over the years. 
> You can
> also put one on the guy several feet from the ground end and use a com-along 
> between
> it and the anchor to tension the guy so you don't take up all your turnbuckle.
> Take a look here 
> I'd suggest that you find a ham or two in your area to Elmer your 
> installation.

Amen!  The first few can be really awkward, but after that they are 
fairly easy to install and are not a weak point like cable clamps.  When 
used with Phillystran the cable should be under tension when the "Big 
Grips" are installed.


Roger (K8RI)


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