[TowerTalk] Terminating Phillystran at the ground.

K7LXC@aol.com K7LXC at aol.com
Sun Feb 5 13:22:06 EST 2006

In a message dated 2/4/2006 6:05:05 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,  
towertalk-request at contesting.com writes:

>  I was wondering what you Phillystran people do with the  lower part of 
your Phillystran. Do you put steel guy at the bottom?  Are  you worried about 
brush fires or vandals? 

        Yes, yes and yes  to all the potential problems. Phillystran under 
tension is easily cut  by a razor knife and a lighter can ignite the PVC jacket 
- both really bad  ideas.
        The other reason to use EHS  to the anchor is so that you can use a 
Loos tension gauge to put the  proper tension on the guy. The Loos won't work 
on the oversize Phillystran  jacket.
Steve    K7LXC
Professional tower services for amateurs

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