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Re: [TowerTalk] 90mph windloading

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] 90mph windloading
Date: Wed, 13 Sep 2006 17:29:55 EDT
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In a message dated 9/13/2006 10:42:18 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

>  Does anyone have a feel for the regulatory implications  of
going with a building code which requires 90 mph windload  ratings?

    Regulatory? In what sense? Local building codes  ARE regulations. 

>  Is this simply a strategy by the league of  municipalities to
price amateurs out, since they can't regulate them  out?  It's
hard to argue with safety.  
    Hmm, sounds a little paranoid but I doubt it.  Windspeed ratings are 
based on local conditions and industry standards. All  3074 county windspeed 
ratings are in the TIA-2222 Tower Standard but the  building department can 
it if they see fit. 
    Yes, it's a SAFETY issue. 

>  It  appears to rule out the MA series of tubular crankups,
and possibly lighter  weight self-supporters, and it adds an
overlay of engineering expense which  wasn't there before.

>  Or am I missing something?

Yes. The MA-series is NOT the right tower  for the job. Time to make another 

Steve      K7LXC
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