[TowerTalk] Serving Tool for guy wire

W5CPT w5cpt at bellsouth.net
Thu Jul 10 17:31:34 EDT 2008

The serving tools we used in the military were a piece of metal about 12" long, 1' wide with a 1/8" hole about 1/2" from the end and a pair of linemen's pliers.   And gloves, good thick gloves.  Serve 3 sets of guys (not mentioning the insulators) and you will always go with grips (and Phillystran).

>From the towers I have seen in the last 10 years serving cable ends is a lost art.  It is pretty and helps when ice builds up on the guy and then slides down, but it is a tremendous amount of work.

Clint - W5CPT

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: AD5VJ Bob 
  To: towertalk at contesting.com 
  Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2008 6:51 PM
  Subject: [TowerTalk] Serving Tool for guy wire

  In reading the ROHN cat it talks about a serving tool used to wrap the guy wire back onto itself and around and around as a part of
  installing the guy wire. I can not seem to find a 'serving tool' for this purpose anywhere on the internet does anyone know where to
  find one?

     73 fer nw es gud DX,
  Bob AD5VJ
  Old Calls WB5ZQU, WY5L/KH3, KE5CTY, N5IET

  Luke 14:28-30    

   28"Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Will he not first sit down and estimate the cost to see if he has enough money to
  complete it? 29For if he lays the foundation and is not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule him, 30saying, 'This
  fellow began to build and was not able to finish.'


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