[TowerTalk] Gluing rope

Dennis Brothers brothers at bros.com
Sat Sep 19 11:17:51 PDT 2009

You can buy a "chinese handcuff" widget at Home Depot.  It's in the  
electrical department, with the tools for fishing cables through  
existing walls.  It has a snap hook on the end; buy two and clip them  

     - Dennis, N1DB

On Sep 19, 2009, at 12:33 PM, David Gilbert wrote:

> Remember those "Chinese handcuffs" we used to put over a finger on  
> each
> hand that grip when you pull apart?  You should be able to make one  
> out
> of the braid from some RG-8 coax.  Slip it over it the ends of the two
> ropes and pull tightly to grip both ropes, then haul away.
> 73,
> Dave   AB7E
> Pete Smith wrote:
>> I want to replace the up-haul ropes that support my 80M array.  To do
>> that, I need to find a way to thread the new rope through small  
>> pulleys
>> at the 95-foot level on my tower.  If possible, I'd like to do it
>> without climbing all the way up there.  I could simply tie the new  
>> rope
>> to the old one, but I'm concerned that any knot might be too big to  
>> make
>> it through the pulley.
>> I've been thinking about mixing up a little two part epoxy and  
>> literally
>> gluing the new rope to the old, end-to-end.  Has anyone out there  
>> done
>> that, and if so, how did it work?  If you have a better way, please  
>> let
>> me know.
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