I'd like to see the answer to this one.
Maybe some PE could state the force needed to bend a 1" diameter bolt.
Are they really bolts and not clevis type pins?
I can imagine the forces need to bend a bolt that size uniformly on all
the guys. I would think that much force would drive the tower into the
----- Original Message -----
From: "teamw" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 13, 2001 8:00 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Bent bolts?
> There is a 200 ft heavy duty guyed Florida Highway Patrol tower in my
> that has shackles between the guy turnbucles and the anchor eye. The
> the shackle at each of the guy points is not straight but "U" shaped.
> casual glance suggests they are all badly bent but all are an approx.
> uniform curve.
> Can one of you experts tell me if this is normal for big towers or is
> disaster waiting to happen?
> The bolts are approx. 1 inch diam.
> John AB4ET
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