[TowerTalk] concrete bases for freestanding towers

EZ Rhino ezrhino at fastmovers.biz
Sat May 14 20:59:45 PDT 2011

Frankly I've never understood why a house bracket is either needed or a good idea.  If the tower is guyed above the bracket, there is no reason to have it because it isn't adding anything to the system (assuming guying at the proper intervals, etc).  The only reason I can see to have one is in steadying the lower sections as the tower is constructed (in place of temporary guys).


On May 14, 2011, at 19:50 , W2RU - Bud Hippisley wrote:

On May 14, 2011, at 9:29 PM, WA8JXM wrote:

> My concern with attaching a tower to the house is that if the tower moves back and forth just a slight bit in the wind, will that eventually loosen the framing on the house?  

Goodness!  What are you guys _putting_ on your house-bracketed towers?

Why would wind on a thin-member lattice tower and cylindrical-element antennas create more disturbance to framing than wind on a solid wall?

Bud, W2RU  


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