How often do guy wires need to be replaced?
They should be replaced when they have become worn, abused, or corroded. You
know this from your annual (min.) tower inspection.
Where in the Rohn catalog does it mention regular replacement of guy wires?
It doesn't. That's up to you as the tower user to have a qualified person
perform the inspection. It all depends on the location and type of service.
The Rohn manual does have the following statements in the Safety section:
All types of installations must be thoroughly inspected
by qualified personnel and re-marked with hazard and
warning labels at least once a year to ensure safety
and proper performance.
The Radian Inspection and Maintenance Manual,
available from Radian for $15, is a guide to help
maintain your installation.
Section 1 of the three part manual includes
information and directions on performing tower
maintenance. Areas include safety precautions, paint,
corrosion protection, connections, guy wires, insulators,
welds, lighting, conduit and grounding.
Section 2 includes the drawings and check lists
required to conduct an organized and thorough
inspection of the structure. A second copy of all
maintenance forms is included.
Section 3 provides room for special notes and contains
drawings, specifications, and component lists for ROHN
Phil - KB9CRY
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