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[TowerTalk] Paranoid vs. Overkill

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Paranoid vs. Overkill
From: (Gary B)
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2001 12:50:34 -0400

My question is simple.  I live in a "70 mph" wind zone according to what I
can determine.  Can I SAFELY use the 70 mph figure or should I build in
additional capacity by purchasing a stronger tower?  Using a 'lower spec'
Trylon tower (eg, T400 vs. T600) means getting a taller tower at
approximately the same price.  (Remember:  size does matter!)  What would
you recommend?  How reliable are the 'wind speed' tables?  Do I stand a
*reasonable* chance of long service and no tower failure using the 70 mph
figure?  Or does this all boil down to how lucky I feel?!?

The more I read, the less likely it is that I can make a decision!


Gary B

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