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Re: [TowerTalk] Elevated Guys ??

To: "Tod" <>,"'Tower Talk List'" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Elevated Guys ??
From: Jim Lux <>
Date: Mon, 09 Jan 2006 12:16:54 -0800
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At 10:59 AM 1/9/2006, Tod wrote:
>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.

You'll then need to worry about buckling loads on the pipe.  A 2" pipe 9 ft 
long is a pretty long slender column.  Buckling loads, assuming a 1/8" wall 
thickness, is around 1000 lbs.



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