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[TowerTalk] Towers falling apart ...

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Towers falling apart ...
From: (Fred Hopengarten)
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 1998 19:06:46 EDT
Fred Hopengarten  K1VR               781/259-0088
Six Willarch Road
Lincoln, MA 01773-5105
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On Fri, 17 Apr 1998 15:01:37 +0300 Jari Jussila
<> writes:
>       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 ....  


        I'd suggest that the friend add a second guy anchor point, INSIDE
the existing guy anchor point, and transfer the existing lower guy wire
to the new anchor point.  This makes virtually impossible a scenario in
which a tower falls the full length of its height.  Do some thought
experiments to see if you can come up with a scenario in which the tower
falls the full length of its height in the direction of the complaining
neighbor, and I'll bet you have to envision multiple simultaneous
failures, a prospect far less likely than getting hit by a car on the way
to buy milk and bread.

        It may well be that no amount of arguing will satisfy the
neighbor like a second set of guys.

        Good luck.

                                Fred K1VR 

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