Thanks Don for this information. Now here is a guy who actually knows
what he is talking about, with lots of experience, knowledge and smarts
about towers. If you really, really want to learn, then listen.
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Guying a self-supporter
Delhi made two styles of self supporting tower - the original necked
bottle" design and the more recent uniform tapered sections. Both can
extended with straight sections to significant heights and must be
But the Delhi is not an exact copy of the Rohn BX. They certainly are
similar but the most obvious difference is that Rohn BX has the X
significantly closer together - almost touching - and is therefore
sturdier. The earlier necked Delhi's are much more closely related to
Rohn/Spaulding AX series of towers.
Any self supporting tower can be guyed and it will withstand higher
The upwind guy(s) will reduce the compression in the down wind leg(s)
keep them more closely equal. If the failure mechanism is torque
the tower to the point of failure, then a simple 3 way guy may not add
to this scenario. Star guying would.
Many statements that come from manufacturers are driven by the legal
department and are purely there to thwart legal action. Do not confuse
with sound technical advice.
On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 10:18 PM, <K7LXC@aol.com> wrote:
> In a message dated 11/3/2008 12:45:53 P.M. Pacific Standard Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > This subject has been debated before. Your analysis of
> towers and guying is another example of misinformation! Let me
> you obtain the facts next time you post or other wise state that it
> your opinion. The company that manufactures the self-supporting
> I use, RECOMMENDS guying ... fact!
> Okay, I'll bite. Who is the manufacturer - Trylon? Delhi? How
> reference? I've never seen a US tower manufacturer say to guy a
> tower so maybe it's a Canadian thing. And I have seen guyed Delhi
> (Delhi towers are exact copies of the Rohn BX line that includes
> sections so you can wind up with a beefy self-supporting/guyed
> Steve K7LXC
> TOWER TECH
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