Most any structural shape you care to name is available as "pultruded"
fiberglass reinforced plastic. A notable tradename is Extren. Lots of grades
for various purposes. Structurally, think of it as aluminum.. it's about
the same cost and strength, but about twice as flexible. There's a special
epoxy that you use to bond it, sold by the same metal dealers that sell the
As for towers made out of composites, I suspect that a call to the mfr of
Extren (Ryland?) would turn up folks who make assemblies. There's also
structural fiberglass tubing in a variety of sizes and wall thicknesses.
I've used a lot of Extren building high voltage equipment. Easy to work
with, except for all the usual composite problems (steel blades go dull
instantly, little itchy fibers everywhere, etc.)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave Christensen" <Dave.Christensen@sesincusa.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2003 2:36 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Non-metallic towers and guy wires
> Does anyone know of a non-metallic tower or guy wire manufacturer. I would
> like to buy or build a 60 foot tower using composites.
> Dave Christensen
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> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any
questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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