I had mine replaced here after about 20 years. They could probably have
gone longer after I dissected them on the ground, but they sure didn't look
nice up the tower. I say if they start to show exposed rust near the top of
the tower they should probably be replaced. This may happen sooner near
salt water or in desert environments with blowing sand.
David Robbins K1TTT
AR-Cluster node: 145.69MHz or telnet://dxc.k1ttt.net
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:towertalk-
> email@example.com] On Behalf Of Bill Coleman
> Sent: Thursday, December 27, 2007 13:25
> To: David Jordan
> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; 'Jim Lux'
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower ACCIDENT
> On Jun 27, 2007, at 10:18 AM, David Jordan wrote:
> > - Have the guy wires been replaced regularly?
> In all my years of reading Towertalk, this is the first time I've seen
> mention of replacing guy wires at regular intervals.
> How often do guy wires need to be replaced? Where in the Rohn catalog
> does it mention regular replacement of guy wires?
> Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL Mail: email@example.com
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