In a message dated 12/2/2011 3:39:02 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,
> I have an unidentified 65' crank-up tower, believed to be of English
origin. It needs to be recabled. The existing (original) cable appears to
be 5/16", but it might be 8mm or even 7mm (I am not where the tower is, so I
can't measure it exactly). Definitely bigger than 1/4". The tower lives
in a very salty, island climate.
> I am trying to figure out what type of cable to use - not which size,
but which material and construction.
> The easiest thing to find that seems appropriate is 5/16" 7x19
> But, I have read that these towers usually use 6x19 LC (linen core) -
which I can find in plain steel, but not in galvanized.
Read where? I haven't heard of it - especially when it comes to
All USA crank-ups that I know of use common 7x19" galvanized. Since
the original is unidentified, I'd suggest following the overwhelming use on
Ameriacan crank-ups and use the 7x19 of whatever size you need.
> 1) Is galvanized the way to go in this situation?
Only if it's going to be installed outdoors. (That's a joke, son.) Of
course use galvanized.
> 2) Any sense of which construction is most appropriate? I assume 7x19
would be best if I can't find the 6x19 LC.
Yes. The 6x19 might be an English standard. It sure isn't the US
Cheers & GL,
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