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[TowerTalk] Questions about Tower Maintenance

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Questions about Tower Maintenance
From: "Stone, Gary R." <>
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2005 10:20:17 -0700
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Hi to all,


This is N5PHT, Gary.  I am looking for some very specific steps to adjusting
guy wires on a tower.  I have a RG45 up 80 feet.  It is the pier / pad
construction. I would like to be able to adjust the guys with step by step
instructions (for dummies like me).   What guy do you start with, etc.  I
have a handheld device to measure the tension and I have read that the
tension should be around 10% (which would be 650 lbs inch I believe).  The
installer came back and tweaked things a couple times after settling but I
would like to learn to do the maintenance myself.   I am using Phillystran ¼
inch and the tower is guyed in two places with 3 guys per common


A tutorial on this type of tower maintenance I would be great?  Also, any
other maintenance instructions?


I had lots of loading questions, etc. early on and now the tower has been up
about 2 months and doing well.  Thanks for all the help from the group.  It
has a 40 foot Optibeam and a smaller Force 12 (with about 32 sq. feet
total).  The Optibeam and the Force12 are about 12 feet apart.  I had some
rotator problems but I hope that is now worked out all ok.  


Gary Stone, N5PHT




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