You are absolutely right Jim. I have an elevated guy "pole" but it is 6" in
diameter 3/8" wall and steel tubing.
One more reason to consult an expert (not me).
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Lux [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Monday, January 09, 2006 2:17 PM
> To: Tod; 'Tower Talk List'
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Elevated Guys ??
> 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.
TowerTalk mailing list