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[TowerTalk] US Towers and others

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Subject: [TowerTalk] US Towers and others
From: (Alfred J. Frugoli)
Date: Thu, 01 May 1997 16:17:04 +0000
Scott Bullock wrote:
> Hi all, just a quick note of warning to anyone looking to install any model
> US Tower or others.
> I called them several days ago to receive specs/diagrams, I paid by credit
> card and they sent me copies of the diagrams-without an original engineering
> stamp(was copied)-also someone had fudged the expiration date on the stamp
> by hand from 1995 to 1999. I queried them on this today after the local
> inspector refused to accept them, and they said that's what they use on
> everything!
> If any manufacturers towers' were ever to fall over, could they possibly be
> held liable for it with improper engineering certification?
> Others may have problems with this-just a forewarning to all, double-check
> what you get before you submit it.

Or happens when you recieve such documents and the building inspector 
issues a permit, and the installation passes inspection.

This is the situation I had.  I got the drawings from US Tower, and 
passed them on to the building inspector in my town.  Within two days I 
had a building permit in the mail.  Furthermore, once I notified the 
building inspector that work had been completed, there is no evidence 
that the tower was inspected (someone is at the station qth almost 
continuously), but I recieved a document saying that the tower passed 
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