In a message dated 96-07-05 11:10:31 EDT, you write:
> My question is: Does anyone know if an adapter is made that I
>can use to "neck down" the 55 to fit onto the 25. I thought that I
>might use the bottom two sections of the 55 for the base and the rest
>of the 25 on top of it. It seems like that not only would it add
>height for free, it would be more sturdy. Thanks....
Take the 55G sections and run - hi! There is no adapter but if you get
the BPC25G Concrete Base Plate, you can take it to a local fabricator/welder
and have them weld it to the top of one of the 55G sections - the one you'll
have on top. You'll probably want to gusset it up somewhat for additional
strength. The leg thickness of the 55G is thicker than 45G so as long as
they don't burn a hole in the leg while welding, it should be nice and
secure. Welding galvanized material is messy and dangerous so they will
probably have to spend some time grinding away the galvanizing. Paint it a
couple of times with cold galvanizing paint and it'll be almost like new.
Treat the whole tower like it was 25G and you'll stay out of trouble.
73 and good luck, Steve K7LXC
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