[TowerTalk] Securing cables to trees

Jim Rhodes rhodes@willinet.net
Sun, 02 May 1999 19:11:31 -0500

Check building or farm supply for large fence staples.  They used to be
available in lengths over 2 inches. If that length is marginal, use the
staple to hold a length of #14 or 12 wire to tie the cables with.

At 05:02 PM 5/2/99 -0700, you wrote:
>I have a 70 foot length of RG8, and an RG58 sized switch control cable,
>that I need to dress and secure to a tree trunk. The intent is to prevent
>the cables from blowing in the wind, while providing some measure of strain
>relief. I have used a double-nail clamp arrangement in the past, but as the
>clamp was made of plastic, the life was only a year or two. Ideally, the
>common U shaped metal fasteners used to secure house electrical wiring
>would be used, but the length of the nail portion is insufficient to go
>through thick bark and into the wood.
>Any suggestions?
>Dennis, K7FL
>Dennis Ashworth, K7FL
>Battle Ground, WA  USA
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