[TowerTalk] Preformed Guy Grips
Stan or Patricia Griffiths
Fri, 28 Jul 2000 12:18:24 -0700
Richard is correct in the following information and, yes, it IS critically
important to use the same left-hand/right-hand twist for both grips and cable.
The orginal grips I bought at the utility supply place matched the EHS cable I
bought there but I did not notice at the time if it was left or right hand
lay. The BG 2144 grips I later bought directly from PLP were the same lay as
the utility ones which are left hand lay standard. So I guess the power
companies around here use left hand lay 1/4" EHS . . .
Richard L. King wrote:
> At 02:23 AM 7/28/00 -0700, you wrote:
> >In an effort to better serve one of my customers who wanted
> >to use 1/4" EHS guy cable and Preformed Guy Grips, I decided
> >to research and supply the materials to him. As a Rohn
> >Dealer, I knew I could buy all of that stuff directly from
> >Rohn but I thought there must be a better (cheaper) way
> >since the cost of shipping steel from Indiana to Oregon is
> >NOT inexpensive.
> ....much more stuff deleted.
> I had occasion this week to closely observe the power company reworking my
> electric and installing some new power poles for our new house. I looked
> closely at their cable and their grips.
> I noticed that their guying cable has a right-hand twist. I then looked at
> their PLP grips (yes, they were made by PLP) to verify that they also had a
> right-hand twist.
> This is directly opposite to Rohn 1/4 inch EHS cable that has a left-hand
> twist and the PLP grips (BG-2144) that also has a left-hand twist to match.
> I don't know whether all power companies use right-hand twist cable, but
> you need to be aware that all cable isn't made the same. You should never
> mix grips and cable that don't have the same twist.
> Stan didn't mention this and I thought it was worthy of a quick word.
> 73, Richard
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