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Re: [TowerTalk] Question: I-Beams as Guy Anchors

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Question: I-Beams as Guy Anchors
From: w7xu <>
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 2004 03:59:44 +0000
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I just got home from an extended trip and came across your email.  
I think you can find the information you are looking for here:

and here:

Looking at the above articles, you'll note quite a variation in how
much concrete folks use and what sizes of pipe or I-beam have been
used.  I would just like to point out that my station was hit by a
tornado last year.  Four towers were destroyed, but none of my
elevated guy points failed, even though the forces were great enough
to put nearly 180 degree bends in Rohn 55.

73,  Arliss  W7XU wrote:
> Good Day to You All.
> I am attempting to erect 120' of Rohn 45g and have limited area for
> guying.  I can guy at a point 96' from the base of the tower, and that places
> me at the property line.  I would like to use I-beams if I can and guy about
> five or six feet above ground.  I live in NE Tennessee, and according to Rohn,
> I live in wind area "A."  Can anyone provide guidance and instruction  into 
> the
> proper procedure that would insure a safe installation?  Is there a reference
> that will provide data as far as size of hole, size of I-beam, and amount of
> concrete?  Any knowledgable expertise would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks for the bandwidth, and have a great day!
> Dennis Brickey N4DD


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