there are clips. Pay particular attention to the wire at theclip farthest from the eye, as vibration and whipping areheaviest here and fatigue breaks are likely to occur.To obtain maximum strength in the temporary eyesplice, use the correct size and number of wire clips.The size is stamped on the saddle between the twoholes. A rule of thumb for determining the number ofclips required for various sizes of wire rope is tomultiply the diameter of the wire rope by 3 and add 1.Stated as a formula, this means3D + 1 = number of clips.For example, if the wire rope has a diameter of 1inch, determine the number of clips as follows:(3 x 1) + 1 = 4 clipsIn case the answer contains a fraction, then use thenext largest whole number. For example, suppose youwant to find the number of clips for a wire rope 1/2 inchin diameter. Using the formula, the answer would be 21/2 clips. You simply use the next whole number to getthe correct answer.You should space the clips properly to provide agood hold on the wire rope. You can determine thecorrect distance between the clips by multiplying 6times the diameter of the wire rope. Where D is equal toFigure 1-7.—Wire-rope bends and couplings.Figure 1-8.—Wire-rope fittings.1-8