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## [TowerTalk] Guy tensioning questions

 To: [TowerTalk] Guy tensioning questions dhand@mdi.com (David Hand) Mon, 12 May 1997 11:59 EST
 .¡¦Ø¸ dhand@DS9.MICRODES.COM I was reading the thread on guy tensioning and a couple questions came to mind ... If the guy points are not equal distance from the base (my case) wont the tension need to be unequal? Given that each guy is going to exert a horizontal and a (compressive) vertical vector component . If the guy angle isnt equal (I.E. some guys are steeper than others ) the vectors will add up differently so .... If the lateral components are equal, the compressive force wont be and vice -versa. Humm .. I think I just made a real good case for setting them up to all be equal .... but I really cant see that working out here. Second Question .... If you used 4 guys with equal spacing and equal tension on all how would you attach the guys to the tower to equalize the compression on each leg? If you attached two guys to any leg that leg would have twice the compression on it, or am I OTL (out to lunch)??? I suspect that the lateral forces should be equalized first then if the compressive load is with in some broad but unknown range your OK Anyone have any ideas?? Dave WB4HYP -- FAQ on WWW: http://www.contesting.com/towertalkfaq.html Submissions: towertalk@contesting.com Administrative requests: towertalk-REQUEST@contesting.com Problems: owner-towertalk@contesting.com
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