In a message dated 97-05-27 23:22:52 EDT, email@example.com (Roger) writes:
> Just for the sake of discussion, what if you took a 12 foot piece of
> 4" pipe, buried it 4 foot in Cement and then guyed to the top of
> the pipe, you would still have basically the same angle.
> I have basically the same situation to contend with, that is my reason
> for asking, I need the info, do we also have the strength if we have
> the same angle as before?
Yes, the angle is about the same so you do reduce the length of the guy.
Big cautions: 1) the 4 inch pipe isn't big enough for your hypothetical
elevated guy and 2) it should probably be back-guyed for maximum reliability.
73, Steve K7LXC
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