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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