With all due respects, that is B.S. When I finally took my 63 ft verticals
down, I untied the last remaining guys, the ones that were at the 35' level
and jumped back thinking they would come crashing down. To my surprise,
they stayed up. Since I was not going to take the tubing with me, I grabbed
one of the top guys and pulled. The damn things didn't buckle until the
tips were close to the ground. Maybe this was because I had sleeved them
internally with some steel conduit for the first 6 feet. True story.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard (Rick) Karlquist" <email@example.com>
To: "Bob Maser" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>;
Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2006 8:25 PM
Subject: RE: [TowerTalk] 80m 4-square materials
>> but if I put up another 4 square with 3" irr. tubing I will only
>> guy them at
>> the 35 foot level because I removed the top guys about 6 months before I
>> actually took the array down and I had no problems, even with
>> some strong
>> Santa Ana winds. That tubing is strong stuff.
> I know that at my QTH, about once a year, we get bad enough winds
> to buckle 30 ft of unguyed 3" irrigation tubing. YMMV.
> Rick N6RK
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