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Re: [TowerTalk] Guyed vs. free-standing

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Guyed vs. free-standing
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2007 15:35:55 EDT
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In a message dated 10/15/2007 9:02:56 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

>  So for this dummy, for a given height and load, in the 60 to  80 foot 
does the guyed tower still retain its cost advantage when  you factor in the 
extra anchor points with the steel in them and the guy  wire or Phillystran 
for the tower?
    Yes. In general, the guyed tower is cheaper for  the height. And MUCH 
better when you start getting up to 80-90 feet and above.  For a self-supporter 
you might need 6 cubic yards of concrete or more. That's  significantly more 
than for a guyed tower - e.g. 2-4 yards. 
    I was only talking about the steel in a tower.  Anything else is up to 
you and will obviously change the cost. 

Steve     K7LXC

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