[TowerTalk] An Engineering Question

K7LXC@aol.com K7LXC@aol.com
Wed, 28 May 1997 00:13:01 -0400 (EDT)

In a message dated 97-05-27 23:22:52 EDT, rcook@hiwaay.net (Roger) writes:

> Just for the sake of discussion, what if you took a 12 foot piece of
>  4" pipe,  buried it 4 foot in Cement and then guyed to the top of
>  the pipe, you would still have basically the same angle.
>   I have basically the same situation to contend with, that is my reason
>  for asking, I need the info, do we also have the strength if we have
>  the same angle as before?

     Yes, the angle is about the same so you do reduce the length of the guy.

      Big cautions: 1) the 4 inch pipe isn't big enough for your hypothetical
elevated guy and 2) it should probably be back-guyed for maximum reliability.

73,  Steve  K7LXC

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