Hello,I have a lattice tower (16"x16"x16") 46' tall.Will have guy wires at 15'-30' and 45'.I plan on tying the tower footing to my work shed.The shed footing is 8"x24" with 6" walls.Will use 5/8" rebar epoxy anchored to shed footing and wall.Wind turbine weight is around 300 lbs.,14' long with 12.5' blades.Ground is mostly clay with about 8" of top soil.Located in central IL.How big of a base do I need ?Randy
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The shed footing is about 36 to 44" deep.Needs to be BOCA compliant.
I can't comment without knowing the load on the footing and the direction of the load
The uplift load is likely the controlling case.
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The tower itself weighs about 600 lbs and as I said earlier the turbine about 300 lbs.Probably 1000lbs. total.Direction of load is down(?) and whatever direction the winds from>
Right, but I need the wind load. I can't do a lateral analysis for this vale
The tower has steps every 16"on 3 sides.The turbine blades like I said earlier have a dia.of 12.5' and roughly 6" wide.The tower steps are a 1-1/2" wide.I do not know what else to tell you!
Sorry. I'll have to opt-out. I can't do a lateral analysis for this value.