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Re: [TowerTalk] Guying a self-supporter

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Guying a self-supporter
From: Steve Maki <>
Date: Sun, 09 Nov 2008 17:20:07 -0500
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jimlux wrote:

> Putting guys on will inevitably increase the compression loads on the 
> downwind side a bit (from the vertical component of the tension in the 
> guy, even if slack when unloaded, they will develop tension under wind 
> load).


BTW, could you clarify that comment a little? I think the peak leg 
compression (which occurs during strong wind in either the guyed or 
unguyed state) is lower when guyed (reasonably), and you yourself worked 
that out with an example a couple years ago, and which seems obvious to me.

Steve K8LX

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