if allowed to remain and work into lines, will grind and
wear the fibers.
Protect lines from chemicals. Keep lines
away from chemicals or their fumes, especially acids or
alkalis. Drying oils, such as linseed oil, and paint will
also damage lines.
Slack off guy lines. When guy lines or
other supports are exposed to the weather, slack them
off to prevent overstrain because of shortening from
When wear is localized in a short section,
periodical shortenings will present a new wearing
If a line becomes damaged, replace with a
Whip ends of lines to prevent raveling.