In a message dated 99-07-17 09:10:27 EDT, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> We used tie wraps for years on commercial systems and never
> had trouble.
You obviously were using UV resistant ones and not the white ones that I
find on typical ham installations.
> What is the mode of failure? Are the wraps breaking, getting brittle,
> or what?
Brittle due to UV degradation.
> I'd like to know, because I'm using ty-wraps on my 318 foot tower
> and plan on using more in a few weeks. Changing them is a real
> Do you think it is because of the sharp bend at the legs?
Nope - UV degradation.
Cheers, Steve K7LXC
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