[TowerTalk] Weak Link in Guy System?
Sat, 18 Nov 2000 12:08:15 GMT
This doesn't answer really your question, although I would trust the Rohn
The weak link in my guying system, actually in the whole tower, are the
trees around it. The tower is guyed to 110mph specs, but well before 110 mph
is reached I'm afraid a tree would probably take it out.
>From: "ray reed" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: [TowerTalk] Weak Link in Guy System?
>Date: Fri, 17 Nov 2000 18:55:23 CST
> I am laying out parts for installing Rohn 45 tower 100' high. Details
>90 MPH 100' are 1/4" at 91' and 3/16" at 61' and 31'. From the AnchorData a
>Rod No. of 303 is given.
> The 1/4" EHS is rated at 6400# and the 3/16 at 3900# break strength.
>The Rod 303 allowable load is only 7,330 #.
> If all three guys are connected to the single Rod, it would seem to be
>greatly overloaded. Yet I have never heard of a Rod breaking, but have
>heard of numerous guy wires breaking. I am puzzled as it, would seem the
>Rod would be the week link when connected to the 3 guys.
> Do I need to go to the 3455 with 17,670 at twice the cost ($57 vs
>$110)each or is the 303 safe as Rohn specifies?
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