I've been using Dacron guy lines for my 80m vertical [it's a 60-foot
aluminum tower] for 13 years, and have experienced NO STRETCHING over
that period of time.
"Rob Atkinson, K5UJ" wrote:
> Hi everyone:
> I have a vertical guyed with dacron. At both ends of each guy I've got 3 or
> 4 small clips and thimbles (in other words, I didn't just tie knots and
> leave it at that). The anchors are 4' ground screws with 3" helixes in line
> with the guys. I find that about every 6 months I have to put tension back
> into the guys. Is this because the dacron stretches--is it supposed to
> stretch that much? I'm using 3/16" rope & wonder if this is normal with
> this stuff--I've heard that it stretches but I figured eventually it would
> quit doing that. Just wondered if there's a possibility of a problem
> somewhere else like it is slipping through the U clips (however I've
> tightened them as much as I can). Tnx,
> Rob Atkinson
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