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[Towertalk] Dacron stretching

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Subject: [Towertalk] Dacron stretching
From: (Don Havlicek)
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2002 09:25:04 -0500
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,
> 73,
> Rob Atkinson
> K5UJ
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