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[TowerTalk] Why preload guy lines?

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Why preload guy lines?
From: "Gary Wescom" <>
Date: Thu, 4 Aug 2005 12:51:27 -0500
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This question has been bugging me for a while. I've been trying to figure out
why tower guys are preloaded. I haven't worked out why that is an advantage
over simply tightening them enough to take up the slack. I run the math on
wind loading and such and the preload always seems to increase the stress on
the tower. There must be something I am overlooking.




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