[TowerTalk] Tension on guys

John Lyles jtml at losalamos.com
Wed Sep 2 15:52:25 PDT 2009

I use 3/16 EHS for the bottom guys, with strain (Johnny-ball) insulators, and the comparable-sized Phillystran for the upper guys for my 45 foot 25G. It was put up in November 2008, expecting 10 sq ft load, 70 MPH winds, little icing in Santa Fe county. You'd want to use a leader of EHS at the bottom end of the Phillystran guys to your ground anchors to prevent accidents from burning weeds & silly kids with a sharp knife. It is then simple to use a Loos PT2 to measure tension on that leader as long as its about 2 feet long (after the U clamps and thimbles). 
John K5PRO

> Date: Tue, 1 Sep 2009 16:54:04 -0400
> From: "Ron Todd" <ron at k4wz.com>
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Tension
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> I use the LOOS  Model  PT-2 for Tension adjustments.  Is the PT-2 good for Phillystran also ?

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