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3 versus 4 guys

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Subject: 3 versus 4 guys
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Date: Fri, 7 Jun 1996 12:02:06 -0400
In a message dated 96-06-07 10:33:09 EDT, you write:

>Recently while going through the ROHN brochure, I noticed that the series of
>foldover towers made by ROHN, both 25 and 45 use a guying method of 4 sets
>guys rather than three.  This method of guying calls for guy anchors to be
>set at 30' from the base for a 72' tower which means that the real estate
>needed to put up a guyed tower is reduced somewhat from the traditional 3

Hi, Natan --

    Hope you're recovered from Dayton.  

    The 4 guys and the 30 foot distance is for the tiltover hinged section
only.  It has to be guyed differently because of the tiltover and twisting
forces on the base.  The tower above the hinge is guyed as usual and at the
usual 80% distance from the tower.
>I wonder if anyone has had experience with using 4 sets of guys rather than
>or, better yet, does anyone know of a reference for such things.

    Feel free to use 4 guys but  the evaluation of a PE is strongly

73,  Steve   K7LXC

   TOWER TECH -- professional tower supplies and services for amateurs  

>I ask because I just purchased 150' of Rohn 45 and the installation would be
>much easier if I can justify using the 4 guy approach over the 3 guy

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