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Re: [TowerTalk] Heights aluminum tower

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Heights aluminum tower
From: Doug Renwick <>
Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2010 19:13:13 -0600
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This topic has been covered many times on this list.  My tower
manufacturer recommends guying their self supporting towers.  So in this
case do what the manufacturer says - guy.


I'll run the race and I will never be the same again. 

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


The thing that makes a self supporting tower self supporting is the big 
block of rebar reinforced concrete under it. Adding guys to a self 
supporting tower may actually make it fail because of loads introduced 
by the guys that were never intended by the manufacturer.

When the wind blows across guys, that force is transferred as a downward

force through the tower to the base. Rohn 25/45/55 were designed to be 
guyed. I'm quite sure the Heights aluminum tower was not.

As the list moderator is so fond of saying "do what the manufacturer 
says to do".


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