[TowerTalk] Star guying

Steve Maki steve at oakcom.com
Sun Dec 2 01:07:13 EST 2007

It's not uncommon to use a smaller guy when doubled, and therefore a 
smaller amount of initial pre-tension. However, rarely do you see 
pre-tension on a given strand to be way less than 10% of rated breaking 
strength - presumably to limit sag.

Steve K8LX

WA3GIN wrote:
> If you double the guys can't you half the tension to present the same amount 
> of tension on the tower legs.  The star configuration would prevent twist 
> movement in the horizontal plan...I don't see a need to double the guy 
> tension on the star connection.  Any experts out there that can provide 
> "standard" practices for star guying?

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