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Re: [TowerTalk] Fwd: Fwd: Aluminum Towers -- Tower Installer in S.F. Bay

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Fwd: Fwd: Aluminum Towers -- Tower Installer in S.F. Bay Area??
Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2012 18:18:49 -0400 (EDT)
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I would also add, that if you are going to guy with galvanized EHS,  put 
the wire inside a piece of hose so the aluminum does not touch the guy  wire.  
If they touch, you will have galvanic action on the aluminum...not a  good 
In a message dated 8/13/2012 10:11:54 P.M. Greenwich Standard Time, writes:

At  minimum, tie the guy wire around the cross members and the leg. The 
most  common problem is that the leg can be ripped off the cross member (which  
really weakens the tower).

In my case I have a large plate that is  tied to the legs. That is to 
eliminate the forces on the welding between the  cross member and tower leg.

Hans -  N2JFS

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From: K8RI  <>
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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Fwd: Aluminum Towers -- Tower Installer in S.F.  
Bay Area??

On 8/13/2012 1:10 PM, Jerry Gardner wrote:
> This  is really great information. Thanks everyone! I think I have enough
>  info to go ahead with an aluminum tower installation. Next step is to  
> the engineering calculations that the County requires done and  submit an
> application for a building permit.
> After  that I'll need someone to do the installation work -- does anyone
> know  of a tower installer in the S.F. Bay Area? I'm having a hard time
>  finding anyone local. Someone from outside the area, while a  
> will drive the cost up as I'll have to pay travel  expenses.

Remember that guys should attach to a bracket or  saddle that fits around 
the tower, not tied around each leg. If there are  none made for the 
particular tower then we should have the required  brackets fabricated. 
It will really be doing the tower a favor as it  removes *all* lateral 
force exerted by the guys on the tower let alone  individual legs and 
leaves only the vertical component. Remember when the  wind is blowing 
the upwind leg us the only thing resisting all that  lateral force when 
the guys are fastened to the tower legs instead of  using a properly 
designed and installed bracket.

Yes I know many of  us, including me, have gotten away with fastening 
guys to tower legs, but  no more at least for me once I did the 
calculations as to how much force  the upwind leg has to withstand in 
addition to the force exerted by the  guys.  It only takes a little trig 
to come up with some scary  figures.

73 and good luck

Roger (K8RI)

> - 73,  Jerry
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