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Re: [TowerTalk] Thrust bearing re-grease

To: 'Richards' <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Thrust bearing re-grease
From: Doug Renwick <>
Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2008 14:10:28 -0600
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This subject has been debated before.  Your analysis of self-supporting
towers and guying is another example of misinformation!  Let me suggest
you obtain the facts next time you post or other wise state that it is
your opinion.  The company that manufactures the self-supporting towers
I use, RECOMMENDS guying ... fact!


-----Original Message-----

An example is where the operator wants to add guy wires to his
self-supporting tower.  At first blush, it would seem sensible enough,
like wearing a belt with your suspenders... but on further analysis,
it is dangerous because it adds unwanted, and apparently unexpected,
downward forces that can overs-stress the support cable and cause it
or other components to fail.

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