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Re: [TowerTalk] Guy tension for Polygon guy rod?

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Guy tension for Polygon guy rod?
Date: Fri, 4 May 2007 12:54:29 EDT
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In a message dated 5/4/2007 9:02:58 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

>  I am trying to check the tension on my 100ft tower, which  uses 3/8" 
Polygon guy rod (guyed out at 100 ft).  There is 5/16" EHS  for the 
last 15 feet or so.

>  I can easily use the Loos  gauge to measure the tension, but I do not 
know what the correct tension  should be for Polygon guy rod.  I 
believe I should be at 10% breaking  strength, but I don't know what 
that is off-hand.  Probably this has  been discussed before, but I 
can't find it.

    Well, by definition whatever the measurable EHS  tension is is what the 
Polygon tension is. What is the Ultimate Breaking  Stength (UBS) of the Polygon?
    While 5/16" guys are a little overkill for your  hundred-footer, I'd guy 
the tower to the 5/16" spec. UBS for 5/16" EHS is  11,200 pounds so your guy 
tension should be 1100 pounds. This is assuming of  course that it's a match to 
the Polygon rod. If it's not, then I'd use the  Polygon spec for the tension. 
Steve     K7LXC
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