If they are that high, it is possible you assembled them incorrectly in
order to fit around the diagonals -- just under the horizontal bar the bend
in the guy brackets for the diagonal would be on the opposite side than if
it is just over the horizontal. If that is the case, you may want to plan
for total disassembly of the guy brackets and reassembly. This would
involve letting the guys go very slack or be completely disconnected at the
Depending on the space between guys, what you already have mounted on the
tower above the guys, and your personal "pucker factor", you may want to
install temporary guys while you re-do the guy bracket.
Another way would be to use three come-alongs, one on each guy, up on the
tower to take the tension off the guy bracket while you disassemble and
At 08:38 AM 9/18/02 -0700, you wrote:
>Well, it looks like the consensus among everyone is to redo the brackets.
So that's what I'll have to do. Just more work to do up top on the tower!
:-) Right now, they are definitely not sitting on the horizontal truss.
In fact, both brackets for both sets of guys were mounted just under the
trusses. Guess it was just an oversight that we didn't think about when
the tower went up.
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>On 18 Sep 2002, "Mike Gilmer,
>> Simple answer: Yes.
>> Without seeing what you actually have done, I
>> would guess that the guy bracket would
>> continue to creep down the tower.
>> Discussing torque arm assemblies vs. guy
>> bracket assemblies is a red herring. Both use
>> (pretty much) the same brackets around the
>> tower - the bracket must nestle in the
>> Mike N2MG
>> The following message was sent by Jon Ogden
>> <email@example.com> on Wed, 18 Sep 2002
>> 06:57:20 -0500.
>> > I just went and took a quick look at the
>> > tower. The assembly is not resting on a
>> > horizontal step of the Z-truss. I don't know
>> > how we missed that. It sure makes sense.
>> > So....does it need to be fixed? That's the
>> > BIG question here.
>> > 73,
>> > Jon NA9D
>> > on 9/18/02 6:34 AM, Jerry Kincade at
>> > firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>> > > The "standard" Rohn guy bracket at the
>> > > midpoint of my R45 does nestle down
>> > > against the z-braces so it cannot slip,
>> > > but the device that the guy wire attaches
>> > > to resembles a single giant chain link,
>> > > and are only about 4" long or so. They are
>> > > not "flat steel pieces about a foot long"
>> > > as described. Mine is an actual guy
>> > > bracket, not a torque arm assembly. I
>> > > understand torque arms were not available
>> > > for several years because of their
>> > > questionable benefit, but have been
>> > > reintroduced by Rohn in response to
>> > > popular ham demand, so the confusion might
>> > > just be in terminology. Sounds like he has
>> > > an early version of R25 Torque Arms
>> > > instead of a guy bracket. In any case, I
>> > > certainly agree it would make sense that
>> > > it fit down against the cross braces in
>> > > such a manner as to prevent slipping down,
>> > > no matter what. 73, Jerry W5KP
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