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Subject: [TowerTalk] Rohn Parts Sources?
From: (Steve Weisbrod)
Date: Fri, 2 May 97 09:27:00 -0600
Hi Rod
I thought you might be interested that the new Glen Martin Eng hazer   
tower that I have been putting up comes with all stainless hardware like   
you described. It is an aluminum tower but all bolt and nuts are   

73 Steve W8GAZ

From:  Roderick M. Fitz-Randolph
Sent:  Friday, May 02, 1997 1:17 AM
To:  steve; Stan Griffiths
Cc:  ''
Subject:  Re: [TowerTalk] Rohn Parts Sources?

>>WG0G/2 wrote:
>>> I just order 7 sets from Texas Tower along with some other Rohn   
>>> not problems.  If you look in the Rohn Consumer Products book, it
>>The Texas Towers joint bolts are plated, not galvanized. But what   
>>slayed me was getting plated U bolts on the "Rohn accessory shelf" I   
>>from them. How is that possible?
>What's impossible is to get ANYTHING BUT plated U-bolts or tower leg   
>for 25 tower from Rohn.  The plated U-bolts and tower leg bolts are   
>Rohn issue for 25 tower.
>45 tower is another story.  The hardware for that is galvanized.

I was concerned that virtually all the Rohn towers I had taken down had   
badly rusted bolts and nuts, requiring me to (in many instances) shear   
bolts while attempting to back off the nut.  The rust that appeared for
some distance down the legs of the tower below the rusted nuts and bolts   
concerned me esthetically if not structurally.

As a result, when it came time for me to put up "The Final   
Tower/Antenna", I
obtained stainless bolts and nylon-insert lock nuts.  My reasonging was   
if the tower was up for a considerable length of time, the stainless   
(in pristine condition as they are 5 years later) would be much less of a
hazard to the tower's integrity than the nearly rusted through plated   
bolts that come with the tower sections.  There is not a smidgeon, a   
of rust anywhere on my 130 foot tower 5 years after the installation.  I
am most pleased with my decision to go with stainless bolts.

Remember, flames give me gas!  You know that gas and flames don't mix!!

Rod,  W5HVV

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