Rope, Knots, Splices, and Gear

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Rope, Knots, Splices, and Gear
1010607 Rope, Knots, Splices, and GearRopes used by linemen and cablemen to build and maintain electric transmission and distribution lines are made from synthetic fibers consisting of nylon, polyester, polyolefin (polypropylene), aramid (kevlar), and vegetable fibers consisting of abaca (manila).
Rope Construction There are several types of rope constructions manufactured. The twisted rope is usually made with three or four strands (Fig. 43.1). A twisted rope is manufactured by first producing the strands, using a specific number of yarns per strand which…
Thomas M. Shoemaker; James E. Mack: Lineman's and Cableman's Handbook, Twelfth Edition. Rope, Knots, Splices, and Gear, Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 2012), AccessEngineering Export