I am building a wind generator and have bought a Tri-Ex HS 588 tower from a
neighbor. This was evidently a three section 58' crank-up tower but the top
section was missing.
I want to weld in some support plates in the top and install a 12' piece of
schedule 40 pipe to set my generator on. the generator will weigh about 250 lbs
The local building inspector tells me I will have to have an engineering
report saying the tower can be used for the purpose. I plan to guy the tower at
20' and again at about 40' but have no idea how guying a self supporting tower
affects it's wind load capacity.
Does anyone have any specs on this tower? Anyone have any suggestions on
how to deal with this problem? I have looked into new towers but quickly found
out that I would have more money in the tower than I could ever get out of
Thanks for your thoughts and time, CHUCK
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