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WIND TURBINES => Wind Turbines and associated systems => Topic started by: Tinbum on September 10, 2018, 10:31:55 AM



Title: 3 or 4 guy ropes?
Post by: Tinbum on September 10, 2018, 10:31:55 AM
I'm just about to manufacture a mast for a small 1Kw wind turbine using a scaffold pole.

I'd planned on welding fittings near the top and then one half way down.

Any thoughts which is best- 3 or 4 guy ropes on each.


Title: Re: 3 or 4 guy ropes?
Post by: biff on September 10, 2018, 10:36:31 AM
Hi Tinbum,
           Nearly everybody will tell you that 4 would be better and I have to agree.
                                  Biff


Title: Re: 3 or 4 guy ropes?
Post by: Tinbum on September 10, 2018, 02:30:23 PM
Thanks Biff, good job i bought enough fittings and wire rope for 4 then. :)


Title: Re: 3 or 4 guy ropes?
Post by: linesrg on September 10, 2018, 09:36:53 PM
Good Evening All,

and for the pedants amongst us it's a scaffold tube not a pole............ ;)

Regards

Richard


Title: Re: 3 or 4 guy ropes?
Post by: rogeriko on September 10, 2018, 10:57:08 PM
Always use 4 because that way you can put a winch ( like the ones used on boat trailers) on one of them and just lower the pole down without removing the other guys. You have to make sure the left and right guys are in line with the hinge bolt at the bottom of the pole and you will need a short gin pole to lower it safely.