Figure 2-27. Installation of two strain insulators in series.
(2) Attach one strand grip to the end of the guy and another to the main part of the guy.
Attach the chain hoist or block and tackle between the two strand grips.
(3) Remove the temporary three-bolt clamp and take up on the hoist or block and tackle until
all slack is removed from the guy. If necessary, hold the guy in place temporarily by means of the three-
bolt clamp and adjust the position of the strand grip on the main part of the guy to take up additional
slack. Secure the guy to the strut with the three-bolt clamp. Remove the pulling equipment and serve
the end of the guy.
Installation of metal guy shields. Metal shields should be installed on the lower end of anchor
guys when the guys are exposed to pedestrian or animal traffic. In general, shields are not placed on
guys that are protected; for example, those close to buildings or fences.
a. Installation of metal guy shields.
(1) Place the metal shield over the anchor rod and guy. Fasten the hook on the lower end of
the shield around the anchor rod. Pass the bolt for the lower clamp of the shield through the eye of the
guy strand. If a clevis-type, automatic-locking strand clamp is used to attach the guy to the anchor rod,
pass the lower clamp bolt of the shield through the bail of the clevis-type clamp. Adjust the position of
the clamping plate and tighten the nut on the clamp bolt.