What is wrong with my tower?

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Re: What is wrong with my tower?

Post by iYOA » March 17th, 2011, 4:53 pm

You should add those horizontal trusses at base as well. Just like at the top. To save more weight, you can just use Z bracing for the whole tower instead of Xs. It is actually a bit more efficient in my opinion. So for example, with 9-10 z trusses on the base, you would probably use up the same amt of wood. and same for the top
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Re: What is wrong with my tower?

Post by sr243 » March 18th, 2011, 1:01 pm

I might try Z bracing for the top, but for the bottom, it is fine. I tested just the base for this design and it held the full 33 pounds for a while. The main problem is the connection and top.

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