I'm asking for prior art or ideas in a mid-guy service disconnect.
Certainly open to the conclusion such a thing isn't viable. Its not
likely that many people can reach up and grab the middle of their guy
wires, so there likely isn't much experience. Figured it would be a
possibly interesting thing to ponder for the group. There are
professionals here, so I figured if it could be done someone would
know (or freak out and shake their finger).
The problem with the pitched roof where the guy is anchored is that
there is nothing in sight to consider tying off to. This flat roof
where we can reach the guy mid-span, where there is already a break
with a ceramic insulator in it, we have options to tie off there.
Its likely we just have to deal with the hassle and potential expense
of depending on someone else, certainly not worth getting hurt over or
introducing a problem into the guy. If you saw the pics of this mess
you would already be afraid.
On Sat, Oct 29, 2011 at 10:47 AM, W0MU Mike Fatchett <email@example.com> wrote:
> I am not really sure what you are asking but it sounds like this might
> be a job for a professional.
> Mike W0MU
> J6M CQ WW DX CW Contest 2011
> J6/W0MU November 21 - December 1 2011
> W0MU-1 CC Cluster w0mu.net
> On 10/29/2011 6:09 AM, Mark Robinson wrote:
>> Can't you put a pair of shackles and preformed big ends in the middle where
>> you want to split the guy wire. I use this shackle method to join the ehs
>> to the phillystran on my top set of guys.
>> Maybe you can go on the roof with a harness and line to stop you falling off
>> the edge of the roof. That should keep you safe.
>> Mark N1UK
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "chris casey"<firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Sent: Thursday, 27 October, 2011 1:22 PM
>> Subject: [TowerTalk] guy detach in the middle?
>>> So the university club station I'm associated with needs to lean over
>>> their tower and do some antenna maintenance. The issue is in today's
>>> climate for someone to walk down to the corner of the sloped roof 2.5
>>> stories up and undo the turnbuckle of one guy doesn't appear to work
>>> anymore. Last time this was done in '97 I just went and undid it,
>>> redid it, no big deal, but times change. The other 2 guys are
>>> We are faced with some sort of man lift operation with the cost and
>>> logistics that come with such a thing it appears. We are morning or
>>> self sufficiency.
>>> What we do have is a head high passage of the guy from the corner of
>>> another roof as the base of the tower is not at the highest level of
>>> the roof. There is an insulator there within reach, so the guys
>>> continuity is broken at that point. What I'm wondering is if there is
>>> a way to open that joint that's reachable from that mid roof and put
>>> in a serviceable joint for this need? Simply undoing the cable clamps
>>> would get it open, but I don't think we would have a chance at putting
>>> it back, I'm pretty sure we wouldn't have any chance.
>>> The guy isn't tensioned well, I can easily move it several feet at
>>> this mid point that's reachable. Its guying a 50' stand of rohn 25
>>> which is anchored to the wall of the shack about 10-12' up. TH7 I
>>> think on top and a repeater antenna. Its not something I want to climb
>>> and probably couldn't get permission and maybe not even forgiveness. I
>>> want it down so the kids can get hands on with servicing everything
>>> Seems to me a turnbuckle is whats needed, but for that to be out in
>>> the middle of the span certainly isn't something I've seen before but
>>> I haven't seen it all. Is there any ideas out there? I'm well aware
>>> the best option is to deal with the end and its turnbuckle, its just
>>> going to be a lot easier if we can manage this on our own schedule if
>>> possible. We are a club on life support and with no revenue, so we are
>>> squarely in DIY mode as much as possible.
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