[TowerTalk] Phillystran Guy Design

Dick Green WC1M wc1m at msn.com
Fri Dec 22 09:32:15 EST 2006

K7LXC wrote:

>         There are also little  aluminum caps available that 
> go over the end of the bottom grips (facing up the  guy). 
> They are supposed to prevent ice that's sliding down the 
> Phillystran from  unwinding the grips. I've seen tie wraps 
> used for the same reason although they  could get ripped off 
> in extreme ice conditions. 

I received small open metal sleeves with the Rohn-supplied EHS Big Grips.
I'm not sure what metal they're made of, but I think it's steel. I received
black cable ties with the Phillystran guy grips. The metal sleeves jam down
onto the end of the grip solidly and can't come off easily. It's very hard
to tighten the cable ties on the Phillystran guy grips enough to keep them
from sliding with only modest pressure. My impression is that they won't do
a heck of a lot. On the other hand, it's hard to imagine enough ice sliding
down the guy to open the end of the grip. Has anyone ever heard of that

73, Dick WC1M 

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