The Rohn book says 25G will handle 8,450 pounds on each leg. I am assuming this
means properly guyed with the guy spacing under 30'.
The 90 MPH chart for a 190 foot tower shows a base reaction of 9,870 pounds.
This is the base load under full wind load. A 190 foot tower has 6 guy levels
for a total of 18 guys 3/16 dia.
The section is designed to take compressive loads and appears to do a pretty
good job of it. So over sized guying on shorter towers (under 100 feet) should
not be a problem.
de n0yvy steve
At 09:15 PM 8/24/99 +0000, alsopb wrote:
>By the way, these 6 guys put a downward force of
>1500# on the tower.
>Those considering heavier guys (hence higher guy
>tensions) ought to consider the impact. Doubling
>guy tension will double downward force.
>Do you really want to do that?
>73 de Brian/K3KO
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