[TowerTalk] 4 Way Guying

Bill Aycock baycock@HIWAAY.NET
Wed, 29 Mar 2000 13:38:31 -0600

Richard- The Rohn fold-over towers are guyed 4 ways, and they use less
distance to the anchors than the three-way versions. They do use two guys
to one leg, on the side toward the fold-down side. If you have the Rohn
catalog, check the fold-overs for data on their set-up.

Bill- W4BSG

At 01:22 PM 3/29/00 -0600, you wrote:
>Hello Group:
>I think this has been brought up before, but a search of the archives
>was not much help.
>I have my tower installed on top of my office building.  With 3 way
>guying (spaced 120 degrees apart) I can get a distance of 50' between
>the tower base and the guy anchor point.
>I'd like to go higher to 90' so I'll have room for a 3 stack of C3's.
>90' of tower calls for a guy anchor distance of 72'.  I can't get that
>kind of distance with 3 way guying, but I can with 4 way guying.  ( A 3
>guy system requires a space that is 120' square, with 4 way guying it
>only requires a space that is 100' square, give or take a foot).  The
>roof top is 100 deep by 200' long, so there just isn't room for a 3 guy
>Is there any reason I shouldn't do this?  I realize one of the tower
>legs will have two guy wires tied to it, but it seems to me that 4 way
>guying would provide a better structure.
>Richard Thorne
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