> I hear people putting guy wires on self-support or crank-ups,
> thinking they are improving wind load etc...
> Is this not a -bad thing-?
Just had a local amateur here have his "guyed self suporting" tower com
down. The recent heavy wet snow we had brought down a large (12+"
diameter) branch that landed on one of his guy wires. The tower began
to retract into itself, and then bent at the top of the bottom section
at a 45 degree angle directly over the top of his house. His tower was
not overloaded, he just didn't want to have to crank it down in
icing/high wind conditions.
Once again, a potentially deadly situation avoided by luck.
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