Re: [WISPA] Help identifying this shackle

2013-09-16 Thread Sam Tetherow
Not sure if the block should be curved like that. I would look at getting an equalizer plate if possible. If this is a rohn, check http://www.3starinc.com/rohn_tower_guy_and_anchor.html On 09/16/2013 01:32 PM, LaRoy McCann wrote: Can anyone identify this shackle? I think I have seen it

Re: [WISPA] Help identifying this shackle

2013-09-16 Thread Scott Reed
From the bend in the bolt, that is the right answer, I think. On 9/16/2013 2:36 PM, Cameron Crum wrote: Why not use a load spreader instead? On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 1:32 PM, LaRoy McCann w...@dtisp.com mailto:w...@dtisp.com wrote: Can anyone identify this shackle? I think I have

Re: [WISPA] Help identifying this shackle

2013-09-16 Thread Bob Moldashel
LaRoy, This is obviously the wrong part for the application. I personally would be more concerned about the depth and proper construction of the anchorage point. The correct way would have been a leg anchor with a dispersion plate at the end. The turnbuckles should have been eye bolt

Re: [WISPA] Help identifying this shackle

2013-09-16 Thread LaRoy McCann
I had never seen anything like this until this tower installation about 15 years ago. I thought the bolt was bent the first time I saw it but I really think they are made that way. The tower is 190' with 2 sets of guys, and inner and an outer set and all 6 shackles are this way. A couple of

Re: [WISPA] Help identifying this shackle

2013-09-16 Thread Chris Fabien
It's not supposed to be curved, it has bent under load. It's not the right part for the application. You could use an equalizer plate or since you already have an anchor with space for 3 guy wires, just use a short piece of guy wire to connect each turnbuckle to the anchor. On Mon, Sep 16, 2013

Re: [WISPA] Help identifying this shackle

2013-09-16 Thread LaRoy McCann
I did not make myself clear about the guy wires. There are 6 total sets of guy wires on the tower. The bottom 3 sets are at around 50-70' from the tower and the top 3 sets of guy wires are at a much greater distance from the tower. I am with you about the way it should have been done vs the

Re: [WISPA] Help identifying this shackle

2013-09-16 Thread Cameron Crum
Why not use a load spreader instead? On Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 1:32 PM, LaRoy McCann w...@dtisp.com wrote: Can anyone identify this shackle? I think I have seen it before on the internet but can't find it now. ___ Wireless mailing list

Re: [WISPA] Help identifying this shackle

2013-09-16 Thread Bob Moldashel
Well... Two sets of guys wires is not correct either. This tower should have at least 4 levels of guy wire, not 2. Amazingly 25G is extremely resilient to falling. There are several videos on the web of guys dropping these towers and they continue to stand after all the guys are cut.