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Subject: [TowerTalk] Towers falling
From: Charles H. Harpole" < (Charles H. Harpole)
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 1998 08:29:42 -0400 (EDT)
Why did n't K0CS  have  a piece of guy wire running from the thimble on
the "down running" guy wire, through the turnbuckle, and on THROUGH THE
EYE OF THE ANCHOR ????  Why go to the overkill of having a second anchor
when a simple piece of wire will "back up" the anchor bolt cited below?
Maybe there is no opening in the eye for such a "back up" wire, but if
not, another method of attaching can be made short of a whole second
anchor just sitting there waiting for the most unlikely of failures.
But then, read about the "bad bolts" sold in USA from foreign makers!
de K4VUD

> Jari -
> The bad news is,  IF the tower is guyed and IF the anchor or all of the
> guys fail, the tower will fall STRAIGHT  OUT to it's FULL LENGTH.
> This happened to K0CS when the main bolt in an equilizer plate failed
> and the whole tower laid straight out.
> I use TWO anchors in each direction for my tall towers so that I am not
> depending on any ONE item to hold the whole tower up.
> 73,   Tom  N4KG
> ...............................
> On Fri, 17 Apr 1998 15:01:37 +0300 Jari Jussila
> <> writes:
> >
> >     Some time ago there was mentioned here in TowerTalk-reflector, 
> >that when a
> >(high) tower collapses for any reason, the parts of the tower fall 
> >down in
> >a circle, which is maximum 30 % of the length of the tower. (I hope I 
> >could
> >explain that clear enough) Could anybody help me to find that message 
> >or to find relevant information.
> >
> >     A friend of mine has a severe problem with his neighbour 
> >demanding him to
> >move his tower 3 meters further from his house. The house is 40 meters 
> >from
> >the 42 meter high tower. The neighbour is afraid that the tower 
> >collapses
> >and ruins his house ....  
> >
> >     Thanks
> >
> >     Jari OH2BU/OH7RF
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