Fan clearing at anchors only

Discussion in 'Design, Development and Standards Discussions' started by Wireless Estimator, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. Wireless Estimator

    Wireless Estimator Administrator Staff Member

    The cleared guy path width is usually designed to have the tallest trees miss the guy wires if they were to fall. Prior to designing the project, have the site manager take photographs of the trees near the mid and end anchors. If there are no trees there, only a minimal guy path would be required to be cut for installation purposes. If there are trees, identify the inclination height of the wire versus the tallest trees and only provide a wider clearing area from behind the anchor to that point. It will save initial costs and maintenance expenses. Consider the age and type oftrees near the guy lanewhen deciding how wide to clear the guy path. Many fast growing trees, such as Australian Pines, can quickly grow to 50 feet or more and become a potential threat to guy wires during a storm.

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