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[TowerTalk] Guying crank up towers

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Guying crank up towers
Date: Sun, 14 Jun 1998 06:23:13 -0600
Re:  Guying Crank-Up Towers

Several people have correctly indicated that guying a crank up tower will
add additional vertical load on the cables which needs to be evaluated.

An intermediate step would be to guy ONLY the bottom section which 
does NOT load the cables.  The best way to attach such guys would be
to make a guying bracket which fits around the tower, similar to what 
Rohn uses on their 25 and 45 towers. Be sure to attach it so that it 
cannot slip down the tower!   A heavy cable seems prudent here 
(at least 1/4 inch EHS or larger).

IMHO, there is nothing stronger, safer, or more cost effective than a 
properly guyed straight tower.

de  Tom  N4KG    ( with 7 guyed towers still standing )

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