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    I'm about ready to install and adjust cables and need to set the tension. Looking around, I see that the cable tension meters are almost $1,000 and some much more. What do others do to adjust? Borrow? Rent?
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    The Burroughs one is around $200.00. You will want one as I had to retention after 70 hrs or so. Every once in a while I just through it on to check.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyBranch View Post
    The Burroughs one is around $200.00. You will want one as I had to retention after 70 hrs or so. Every once in a while I just through it on to check.


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    OTC has a belt tension gage for $115. anyone ever use one? its calibrated in 30-180 in lbs

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    Default Re: Measuring Cable Tension - Tensiometers

    just looked at manual & it requires 60# so answered my own question

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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyBranch View Post
    The Burroughs one is around $200.00. You will want one as I had to retention after 70 hrs or so. Every once in a while I just through it on to check.


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    Thanks Troy. I see there is a Burroughs at Spruce for 1/8" cables (BT-33-75D) . It goes from 15-70 lbs which should be just right. I guess that is it and it works OK? Always a bit skeptical on inexpensive tools when I can't seem to find any others less than $1,000 or so. This is the one you are talking about? Thanks for the info. That is great to have.

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    That is the one. It is the same one that is seen in CC manual. Worked great so far.

    I would not use a belt tension gauge as this gauge is specific to cable diameter.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TroyBranch View Post
    That is the one. It is the same one that is seen in CC manual. Worked great so far.

    I would not use a belt tension gauge as this gauge is specific to cable diameter.


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    Great. Thanks so much....just ordered it. Like you say, it will be nice to have one on hand anyway and at that price, it works.

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    page 109 of finish manual has a picture of BT-33-75d. If it works for CC it should be good enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lbell View Post
    page 109 of finish manual has a picture of BT-33-75d. If it works for CC it should be good enough.
    Great......nice to find one at a reasonable price. Thanks

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