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Tinbum
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« 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.
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« Reply #1 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.
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2018, 02:30:23 PM »

Thanks Biff, good job i bought enough fittings and wire rope for 4 then. Smiley
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« Reply #3 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............ Wink

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Richard
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« Reply #4 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.


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