Guy wires...

Stan Griffiths
Wed, 12 Feb 1997 14:51:48 -0800 (PST)

>Have a questions for all you gurus out there.
>Which is the correct way to install clamps on
>guy wire - the U-bolt part of the clamp on the
>tag end of the line or vice-versa?
>There's a pizza riding on this one.
>Tom, NM1Q (

Think of it this way:  if you were to tighten the cable clamp so tight that
it pinched the cable in half, the U part would do the pinching because the
saddle part spreads the load out over more of the cable.  Which part of the
cable would you rather pinch in two?  The piece that goes nowhere or the
piece that holds your tower up?

So the U-bolt part goes on the tag end.


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