[TowerTalk] Silo as a tower support?
thepalmhq at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 12:36:38 EDT 2008
This is my first post to the group. I have a silo that's 60 feet tall, with
a 10 foot aluminum cap on top of that. I keep wondering whether it couldn't
be used to help support a tower. I have two ideas:
1) Put the tower in the center and have it exit the cap and extend, say, 30
feet above that (guyed, of course). At least there would be no wind-load
for the first 70 feet (although I understand that the major wind-load is
from the top. The silo sits on a huge concrete pad. Is there any way to
drill into that for a tower anchor, or would one have to actually break
through that to pour a new footing for a tower.
2) Put the tower alongside the silo and bracket it at 60 feet, the top of
the concrete part of the silo.
Any cautions, suggests, or modifications would be appreciated.
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