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[TowerTalk] Plumbing a 100' 45G

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Plumbing a 100' 45G
From: (Rick Bowden)
Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 12:06:35 +0000
Hi all The commercial tower companies that I am familiar with use a transit
. To true a tower . But I don't think most of you would want to go out and
spend 5 or 6 hundred dollars for a transit . A carpenters level is the best
way to do it if you don't have a transit . Start at the bottom set of guys
and work your way up .
73's Good luck
Rick  KI5VZ
Rick's Tower Service
(972) 539-0295

Rush Johnson wrote:

> What is the "proper" way to plumb a 100' guyed 45G tower?  I have almost
> finished erecting the tower (it's up to 70' now) and have installed two
> guy stations at 33' and 66' (the last station will be at 99') using
> Phillystran with short 1/4" EHS sections down near the anchors.  The
> tower is "plumb" according to my four foot level, but doesn't look that
> way to the eye.  Not sure if its an optical illusion (due to the tower
> being in the woods with some really tall trees behind it) or not, but
> want to make sure its "dead on" accurate.
> Also, if I use the guys to pull the tower one way or another to
> straighten it up, doesn't this upset the balance of forces on the three
> legs?  How much is too much when tensioning the guys to plumb?
> Thanks for any advice.
> 73,
> Rush -- W4QA
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