A: This cable will eventually rust, and it always depends on the conditions. If you are using it and flexing or rubbing on the cable, the coating will come off more quickly. If you use it in a more or less static condition like a deck handrail, it will last longer. Galvanization delays the inevitable, and the thicker the coating, the longer the delay. This coating is thin to allow it to be flexible (electroplated not hot-dipped).
A: The Galvanized finish provides much more rust resistance than the Zinc finish and is appropriate for outdoor usage.
A: This is a good quality wire rope that is galvanized. It may start to rust after 20 years or more, but will last a good long time.
A: This would be extremely heavy and thick for that type of use (it's used on smaller winches). Better to buy 1/16 wire rope, which Home Depot sells.
A: Wire rope is very strong. 1/4 in. might be a little too bulky or heavy, depending on your lights and design plan. Have a look at the working load limit for other wire ropes and consider the weight you want to support. You might be able to use a smaller size.
A: We have not tested specifically for melting point or heat capacity of this product. If more detail is provided we could work with the manufacturer to confirm its capability.
|Name||3/8 in. x 9 ft. Galvanized Cable Sling with Loops||1/4 in. x 100 ft. Galvanized Steel Uncoated Wire Rope||1/16 in. x 250 ft. Stainless Steel Uncoated Wire Rope||3/32 in. x 250 ft. Galvanized Vinyl Coated Steel Wire Rope|
|Rope Diameter (in.)||3/8 inch||1/4 inch||1/16 inch||3/32 inch|
|Product Length (ft.)||9.0 ft||100.0 ft||1||250.0 ft|
|Working Load Limit (lbs.)||2880.0||1400.0||96||184.0|
|THD SO SKU||1000400945||1000400947|
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