Originally Posted by tennisfreak15347
I have one question here. you said that if I put an extra force of 1lbs on the end of the tension arm to force it to horizontal, I'd be overtensioning by 15lbs. What if I raise the tension arm and let it swiftly drop down, then it becomes horizontal? would that be along the same effects?
Then you run the risk of breaking the string... since that would momentarily place much more than 15 lbs. of tension on the string.
The best thing to do if you see it's not going to stretch any more and naturally fall to horizontal (even very slowly) is lift the weight and remove some of the tension... then let the weight re-tension the string on its own.