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## Re: [TowerTalk] Elevated Guys ??

 To: "'Tower Talk List'" Re: [TowerTalk] Elevated Guys ?? "Tod" Mon, 9 Jan 2006 12:59:51 -0600
 ```I was reluctant to comment, but decided to toss in one idea I have used. If you provide backstays to the pole your concern about the pole bending can go away. However, when you do that, you will have cables that are away from the pole base and pose a possible hazard when walking. But, you can manage that hazard a bit differently than if the set of guys were to run to a single point close to the ground. The problem is a straight forward trig problem in terms of the tension vector forces and somewhat more complex trig problem when you add the vector forces from the wind forces on the tower sides and the "stuff" at the top of the tower. I would suppose that you can get a quick idea for yourself by simply building an EXCEL spreadsheet that calculates the tension force vectors and wind load force vectors independently and then adds them together. You do need to have the angle as well as the magnitude of force vectors appearing at the common guy point --- at the ground or at the top of the pole. If the above sounds confusing do not attempt these calculations (unless you do it for the fun of it) -- take the advice offered previously and get "professional help". Paraphrasing an all too familiar advertisement, ".... Getting a good night's sleep? Priceless !" Tod, KØTO _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ TowerTalk mailing list TowerTalk@contesting.com http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/towertalk ```
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