(2) Place one of the guy ends into the hole at one end of the clamp. Push the strand into the
clamp until the strand end reaches the center strap in the clamp.
(3) Repeat the procedures listed in paragraph (2) above to install the end of the other guy
strand in the other end of the clamp.
e. Serving ends of guy strand. When bolt-type clamps are used to secure a guy strand, the guy
ends must be served (Figure 2-24). Number .109 inches (2.77 mm) galvanized iron wire should be used
for the serving wire. To serve the end of the guy, place five tight wraps of the serving wire around the
guy end and the main guy strand and continue with two tightwraps of the serving wire around only the
main guy strand. Guy clips may be used in place of serving.
Positions of guys on poles and struts. Guys must be attached to poles or struts by the eyebolt
method or by the wrap method. The eyebolt method is preferred. The wrap method should be used only
when eyebolts are not available.
a. Number and type strand camps required. The number and type of strand clamps for use in
attaching guys to poles and struts depends upon the size of the strand.
b. Sizes of thimble eyebolts. The length of the thimble eyebolt selected for use at any guy
location depends upon the diameter of the pole or strut at the point of guy attachment. The diameter of
the thimble eyebolt selected for use at any guy location depends upon the size of the strand.
c. Guy position on poles. Side guys are placed under the even-numbered crossarms. Head
guys are placed under the odd-numbered crossarms. This arrangement minimizes interference between
guys, cables, and line wires. If cable and wires are dead ended from opposite directions on the same
pole, only the difference in load needs to be head guyed. However, if the cable and wire are separated
more than 4 feet, guy each separately. The point of guy attachment to the pole should be approximately
4 inches (10.16 cm) below the crossarm.
d. Guy positions when additional ground clearance is desired. When additional ground
clearance is required, side guys may be placed under the odd-numbered crossarms. When this is
necessary, head guys placed on the same poles should be placed under the even-numbered crossarms.
e. Guy positions at cable corner poles. The positions of guys on a corner pole will vary with
the number of guys required and the side of the pole on which the cable is supported.
(1) When a side guy is to be placed on the opposite side of the pole from the cable, a bent-
thimble eyebolt can be used as the cable suspension bolt. When the guy and cable suspension strand are
on the same side of the pole, locate the guy so there is a minimum clearance between the nearest
hardware of the guy and that of the suspension stand.