the rod and anchor installed in the ground (fig. 4-2).
This type of guy is preferable if field conditions permit
its installation since it transfers the unbalanced force on
a pole or structure to the earth without intermediate
A down guy used at the ends of pole lines to
counterbalance the pull of the line conductors is called a
"terminal guy" or a "dead-end guy" (fig. 4-3). All
corners in the line are considered as dead ends. They
should be guyed the same as terminal poles, except that
there will be two guys, one for the pull of the conductor
in each direction (fig. 4-4).
SIDE GUY.When the line makes an angle, a side
pull is produced on the pole. Side guys should be
installed to balance the side pull (fig. 4-5). When a
branch line takes off from the main line, an unbalanced
side pull is produced. A side guy should be placed on the
pole directly opposite to the pull of the branch line.
STORM GUY.Guys are installed at regular
intervals in transmission lines that extend long
distances in one direction to protect the line from
excessive damage as a result of broken conductors.
Guys installed to protect the facilities and limit the
damage if a conductor breaks are called "line guys" or
"storm guys" (fig. 4-6).
SIDEWALK GUY.An anchor guy with a
horizontal strut at a height above the sidewalk to clear
the pedestrians on the sidewalk is referred to as a
"sidewalk guy" (fig. 4-7).
SPAN GUY.A span, or overhead, guy consists of
a guy wire installed from the top of a pole to the top of an
adjacent pole to remove the strain from the line
conductors. The span, or overhead, guy transfers the
strain on a pole to another structure. This may be to
another line pole or to a stub pole on which there is no
energizer equipment. A span guy is always installed to
Figure 4-4.Corner guy.
Figure 4-5.Side guy.
Figure 4-6.Storm guy.
extend from the strain pole to the same or lower level on
the next line pole.
HEAD GUY.A guy wire running from the top of
a pole to a point below the top of the adjacent pole is
Figure 4-7.Sidewalk guy.