Topband: WTB: Guy wire stuff
aa4nu at comcast.net
Thu Sep 4 14:52:23 EDT 2014
IIRC, the 'grips' used by power companies are NOT
the same as used by tower installers? Seems like
this was discussed on TowerTalk several years ago.
Seems like the overall length of the 'grip' was
different and .... ?
As no one wants to do this twice or have a tower
to come down, might be worth confirming the above.
Hope this helps!
73 de Billy, AA4NU
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Wichers" <billw at waveform.net>
To: donovanf at starpower.net
Cc: "Carl" <km1h at jeremy.mv.com>, topband at contesting.com
Sent: Thursday, September 4, 2014 1:37:30 PM
Subject: Re: Topband: WTB: Guy wire stuff
The "Big Grips" are just the ones for the larger diameter cables. I think they start at 1/2" and go up from there. It's rare to see utilities use larger than 3/8", and 1/4" is by far the most common with the telecom industry. All of the dead end / preform guy grips are rated for the breaking strength of the cable they are designed for.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: donovanf at starpower.net [mailto:donovanf at starpower.net]
> Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2014 1:40 PM
> To: Bill Wichers
> Cc: Carl; topband at contesting.com
> Subject: Re: Topband: WTB: Guy wire stuff
> Tower guys should use Big Grips, not the performs used by electric utilities.
> You can purchase Big Grips from Texas Towers and many other suppliers
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