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Re: [TowerTalk] Elevated Guys ??

To: Alton J Drummond Jr <>,
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Elevated Guys ??
From: Hector Garcia XE2K <>
Date: Mon, 9 Jan 2006 23:04:06 -0800 (PST)
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If you want to put a elevated guy anchor , i have the
idea that you want at least 6 ft over the ground,  i
have 3 elevated anchor ,2 at 7ft  and other 6 ft 
supporting a 134ft tower like rohn 45,  i do this ,
overkill  anchors, I beam in one 12 ft long  6 inside
concrete 6 above, I beam  12x14x12 i think 7/16 wall
reinforced at the middle with another smaller 1/2 inch
wall I beam one side , round solid Bar 1 1/2 inch
diameter in the other side just in case , i weld
rebars to give more strengt to the concrete, talking
in ready mix bags will be a big number  at least 3
yards of concrete ( i say at least , plus big rocks 
to fill the hole) a simple rebar cage . 
the others ones are 6 inch 1/4 inch wall , double 2
pipes welded together one behind the other facing the
tower filled with concrete and 2 rebars inside, just
in case i link the pipe to the building next  to it
using 1/2 inch cable  just in case, the same concrete
, same hole

this works for me and i can sleep in the high winds

if you want to put the 3 foot of the pipe in the
ground  put at least  5 feets of concrete around the
pipe (24x24x60) above the ground to have a safe
elevated anchor,  if you base is below the surface
must be a 36x36x48 at least  imagine how many ready
mix bags you need.

obviusly i'm in Mexico i don't follow your county
regulations that you must follow i think

good luck

--- Alton J Drummond Jr <> wrote:

> Hello All,
> I am a Amateur Radio operator and I am installing a
> 65ft Rohn 25G. I dug the founation 4ft deep by 2.5
> ft sq. This hole took 35 bag of Ready Mix. One ten
> foot section of tower is in the ground, 4.5 ft. Now,
> the guys, I want to raise the guys so they don't
> "Clothes Line" anyone, and I can still walk around
> the yard. What are some suggestions on doing this. I
> was thinking a 9' or 12'steel pole 3 ft in the
> ground with cement, How large or thick should it be,
> 2 or 3 or maybe 4 inch round??? I am putting a 11
> ele 70cm yagi, 13 ele 2m yagi and a TH6DX on this
> tower. I live in southeast Ala., average winds is 85
> mph when the season is right, I am within 100 miles
> of Gulf of Mexico, Hurricanes and High winds during
> the Fall seasons. I want to do this right, any and
> all suggestion, I Thank You now for them.
> Alton J Drummond Jr
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Hector Garcia XE2K / XF1K
Mexicali B.C  DM22

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