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Re: [TowerTalk] Why galvanized crank up cables instead of stainless?

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Why galvanized crank up cables instead of stainless?
Date: Tue, 9 Oct 2012 11:45:59 -0400
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HI rick,

You can order SS cables for Tri-Ex towers from the
manufacturer.  They are more expensive and they are
the next diameter size up from the regular cables.

I have SS cables on my LM-470 tower which are 10 years old.
They still look and work like new.

I would not go any other way.

Ted  K2QMF
On Mon, 08 Oct 2012 19:27:17 -0700 "Richard (Rick) Karlquist"
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> Having just replaced my crank up cables (in case they might
> be rusted internally), I am wondering why stainless steel
> cables aren't used.  It would seem that they would avoid
> the latent rust issue.  I realize that they are not as strong,
> but they could simply be sized appropriately.  Is it the
> case that they may still rust, just more slowly?  Would
> they somehow wear out and break internally?  It would be
> great to merely have to inspect the cables for obvious broken
> strands and never have to replace them on a preventative basis.
> Can someone explain this?  Don't airplanes use SS cables?
> Rick N6RK
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