I vote for #2, and ask an additional question which may pertain to your
installation, and does to mine.
We have a sloping ground, so that if the guys kept the same
angle wrt the tower, (which I think is the desired objective) they would
intersect the ground closer to the tower
on the up-hill side, and farther away on the down-hill side. Do we pour
the anchor pads at the intersection points, and therefore at different
radial distances (and elevations) from the base, or do we maintain radial
distances and accept different angles of the guys wrt the tower?
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On Sun, 29 Aug 1999 GIG38@aol.com wrote:
> Anyone care to help settle a friendly argumentative discussion and wager on
> aligning guy points?
> A discussion on aligning guy points led to a wager between a couple local
> tower planners.
> Ham (1) Says: The only satisfactory means to position guy points is to use a
> transit at the point where the tower will be placed and accurately position
> the center of each anchor point hole exactly 120 degrees apart.
> Ham (2) Says: While using a transit is the ultimate method. Using string
> tied to each leg stretching them to the desired guy hole distance, then
> carefully measure and move each string until all three are the same distance
> apart (measurement taken 25 feet from the tower on all three strings) is
> "close enough" so long as "String number 1 is carefully "eyeballed to be
> straight with the leg it is tied to.
> Ham (1) Replied: Close enough only counts in hand grenades and horse shoes
> and after considerable discussion both agreed to wager a cold six pack of
> cold 807's on Tower Talk responses. The method receiving the most votes wins.
> I raised a third consideration which is: Let's see what the Tower Talk gang
> come back with in the way of votes but also consider recommended alternatives.
> Now this is a serious situation cause a cold 6 pack of 807' s is on the line.
> So... anyone care to vote, comment or make alternate recommendations?
> I will tally and post the votes along with other appropriate recommendations.
> It will be interesting to see what comes up, who knows, we may all learn
> something new.
> Jack W0UCE
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