Michael Causey wrote:
> Hello gentlemen:
> I would like to put up elevated guy-wire supports, approx 5-6 feet above
> ground. What type pipe material should I use and how wide and deep should I
> make the holes? The tower will be 100 ft of r 25g. Thanks, Mike.
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Mike, I have 90 feet of 25G up and I have one anchor 4 feet out of the
ground. I used a 4 by 10 steel beam, ( 4 inches by 10 pounds a foot).
It might have been 12 pounds a foot, I don't remember now. I also used
an angle on the back flange to give it more strength, looks like this
<H, top veiw looking down. The angle might have been a 2 X 2 X 3/8",
what ever fit from edge to edge. The top of the beam has a plate with 2
other plates welded to it, like this, TT, but turn it upside down and
place the equalizer plates in the middle. The hole is 4 feet deep and
13 to 14 inches across. I welded 1/2" square stock bent like this, L,
on both sides of the web in 3 places to hold it in the concrete. Works
real well. The other 2 are the same but only 18" out of the ground, easy
to mow around. If you want to go 5 or 6 feet, I would use a bigger beam
and make the holes about 18" across. Better safe then sorry. I work in a
steel shop and the guys in the shop said mine would hold up the world.
Hope this helps.
P.S. The point of the angle points away from the tower,<H ----tower.
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