Hi all in towertalkian land and happy 4th of July.
I have spent 1/2 of my day so far researching and calling on the telephone
with Trylon, trying to get some sort of engineering drawings out of them! I
thought that I would pass some information along to those that are
contemplating buying a tower from these people.
I received a fax from them just now along with a letter stating that they
are sorry but they cannot release any engineering documents because they are
confidential. They were so gracious as to give me a brief letter
guaranteeing that the tower I am interested in would withstand the specs
that they rate them for.
That and $1.45 will buy you a cup of coffee when it comes to getting a
building permit in this town, or anywhere else i'm sure. Our local
inspector wants to see the engineering drawings with a local PE stamp on
them in order to issue a building permit. (It's called cover your butt).
Trylons answer to engineering drawings is to tell you that with the letter
you can "convince" the inspector that it's okay to put up the tower, and a
picture of the base and each tower section.
I cannot even get the dimensions/sizeups of the section materials to give to
my structural engineer, as they won't release this either! It's pretty hard
to even think of trying to calculate specs without any of this information.
I for one am now dropping Trylon as my new tower unless they can produce
some form of acceptable drawings. I cannot even fathom how they can even
sell their product without having the specs to go along with it! Our town
can't be the only one that wants to see specs!
Yes I know the towers are big, and many people have provided testimonials to
their sturdiness on the reflector and in the archives, but again that and
$1.45 will get you a cup of coffee when it comes time to get the permit.
Anyone out there gone through this already and maybe has some plans/specs
Asbestos undies on,
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