In a message dated 1/24/2006 1:17:06 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
On 1/23/06, Steve Shelton <Steve@bnjcomp.com> wrote:
> Hi, I am fairly new to towers and I have tried to research information
> on rohn's 25, 45 and 55 towers. I have found quite a bit of information
> on these towers but not the exact answers that I am looking. One of my
> questions is what is the maximum safe height on these three towers
> without guying? How much weight can they handle guyed or unguyed? The
> reason I ask is that I do a lot of tower climbing and often run into a
> rohn 25 that is not guyed. Most are only 40' but some as high as 80'
> and without guy wires these towers do a lot of swaying. I would feel
> more comfortable on these particular towers if I knew for sure that an
> extra 200lbs harnessed to the side of this tower is not going to be the
> stick that broke that camels back. Thank you for any information that
> you have.
I've been following this thread and most of the answers you got were either
flat wrong or based on some anecdotal info that clearly exceeds the
manufacturer's specs. And the examples you cited above are downright
What're you NUTS or something for climbing them?!?
There is a pamphlet and the info is also in the Rohn catalog. For the
most part, you can go 14 feet above a housebracket but freestanding specs
depend on the load and the windspeed.
You can get a Rohn catalog on CD - a highly recommended addition to your
tower library - from _www.rohnnet.com_ (http://www.rohnnet.com) . They'll
send it to you for free.
The same info is on the website and you can look it up.
The bottom line is that freestanding Rohn 25g, etc. are rated a LOT LESS
than you think. And ALWAYS follow the LXC Prime Directive to "DO what the
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