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Subject: [TowerTalk] Preforms
From: "Mark Robinson" <>
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2011 17:50:31 -0400
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If you download the manufacturers data and installation sheets, it will tell 
you how to put them on. Yes it seems a bit strange at first but after you 
have put your first one on you will be OK to do the rest. Mine have worked 
perfectly on both ehs and phillystran...a wonderful invention. You have to 
take care to use the right size thimble for the size of ehs or phillystran 
but the man from Hill Radio was able to send me the exact parts that I 
needed.  I wouldn't go back to cable clamps again although at first I was 
somewhat baffled like you. They are rigid and springy. The mating surfaces 
have some sort of grippy material applied to them. They certainly won't 

Mark N1UK

.com writes:
>>  That brings me to my questions on preform dead ends. I  have read quite
> a bit
> from folks who sing their praises, but I have found  very little on how 
> they
> work or how to install them. I can't really tell  from the pictures on the
> Rohn or websites - they just look  like a piece of guy wire
> bent
> into a V shape. Do you clamp them to the guy  wire? If so, why not just 
> loop
> the guy wire through the eye of the  turnbuckle and clamp it back onto
> itself? Are they for added strength? As I  said there is very little out
> there on how they are used or installed. To  me they seem rather useless,
> but
> everyone says to use them.


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