"Internal" Guy lines for EMT structures?

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"Internal" Guy lines for EMT structures?

Post by Drizzt321 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:04 pm

Any thoughts on doing "internal" guy lines for the square/rectangular EMT structures? By internal I mean guy lines from the corner going diagonal towards the pole next to it, rather than out from the edge of the structure. Possibly help prevent tripping and such.

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Re: "Internal" Guy lines for EMT structures?

Post by gaminwench » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:49 pm

Yep, this works.
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Re: "Internal" Guy lines for EMT structures?

Post by Token » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:12 pm

If it’s sturdy EMT and you have reasonable spans, it is the best way to go.

Now if you do a very long shade structure, it may be good to have some extra lateral strength in the middle.

Use common sense and have enough rope to add if needed.

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Re: "Internal" Guy lines for EMT structures?

Post by Drizzt321 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:24 pm

It's 8 or 10 foot spans, and not too enormous. I figure no matter what we'll end up with some tripping hazard since we'll need some open areas to walk in & out, but the more we can keep from tripping folks the better. The poles also have the nut welded on so we screw a bolt through to tighten down on rebar, although I'm getting so long lag bolts that the poles should fit over and will be easier to remove.

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