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  •  Part of my acquired bag o' tricks… (2+ / 0-)
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    tarminian, KenBee

    …was developed from dealing with asymmetric loads. I had a 3 el 40M beam at 90' that I'd done some repair on and when I got it back up to the mast, I could not twist to boom to elements-horizontal to save my life. I needed more leverage (or a third hand). It took another trip up after the owner found a cheap strap wrench in his tool barn. It worked, but I knew there was something better. There was/is: Vise-Grip™

    Don't know what it goes for now, but it was the best $20 I spent back in the day. Something as simple as realigning a mast in a rotor after a wind storm was duck soup with this thing. It's been in my tower bag ever since.

    Sounds like you might have been using a PVRC fixture. Although I never wound up building one, the principle was ingenious for getting big arrays tipped over for maintenance.

    K4QG

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      KenBee

      That is what it was.    Sometimes you need an enforcer to get the job done.

      When I'm stupid and incompetent financially, I get calls from collection agencies and higher interest rates. When the 1% are stupid and incompetent financially they get billions from the government.

      by tarminian on Mon Jun 04, 2012 at 06:35:25 PM PDT

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