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#53629 - 07/01/05 11:06 AM Messenger Size
Yoopersup Offline

Registered: 03/04/03
Posts: 826
Loc: Michigan
Where can I find the Forumla to size a messenger per cable weight. It Should take into account distance between poles .No this is not Utilty its a 13.8 Owners feeder.
3-500 HV KCMIL bundled. 7.185 lbs per bundled foot. Pole distance between 150 ft.max. 40 ft. height.

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#53630 - 07/01/05 11:49 AM Re: Messenger Size
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Registered: 02/05/02
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Loc: Mobile, AL, USA
Back in my utility days we used the following for max loading
1/4 guy wire 2835 lbs
5/16 5400 lbs
3/8 9700 lbs
If you are going to just slack span these should do the trick. If y ou are going to pull the cable up tight there are some additional caculations required.

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