proper anchoring and guying of pole lines is essential.
These precautions also help to support poles that are set
in sandy or swampy ground, and they counteract added
strains caused by the elements, such as high winds,
snow, and ice.
Various types of guy anchors have been developed
to hold imposed loads securely in varying soil
conditions. Some of these types are shown in figure 2-7.
There are many different uses of guys, some of
which are shown in figures 2-8 through 2-13. Each
usage has its own terminology as follows:
1. DOWN GUYS. The most common type of guy
is the down guy. With this type of guy, the wire is run
from the top of the pole to an anchor in the ground. Some
common uses of the down guys areas follows:
a. SIDE GUY. A side guy (fig. 2-8) is used to
reinforce a pole line against an unbalanced side pull of
the conductors. Such pulls are developed at curves,
angles, or sharp turns in the line.
Figure 2-8.Side guy.