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[TowerTalk] Roof towers, tripods, etc.

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Roof towers, tripods, etc.
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Date: Tue, 24 Jun 1997 23:46:13 -0400 (EDT)
I read with interest the comments on roof mounted towers, tripods and all
Please be aware that they put tremendious straing on roofs and in some
communities you cannot get a building permit for one.    That pressure on the
roof from the side of a strong wind can do in a roof and rip out the roof
supports and have.
Also, they are noisy and transmit wind noise to the roof and through the
house with a      roof acting like a top of a "drum".  

On the other hand if you cant put up a tower they are not the worst
alternative if you guy them well IN ADDITION to attaching the legs to 2x4
supports that are held to the
roof by like 2x4's attached below the roof  supports and held together by
long bolts
through the "sets" of the 2x4's forming kind of a 2x4 "sandwich".   

Good luck.   


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