I've asked Scott to have his structural engineer contact Trylon directly to
see what's going on here - I just cannot believe that they are refusing to
provide the engineering specifications spelled out in the regulatory
Trylon is NOT a garage operation - something is being miscommunicated somewhere.
Frank - W0ECS
"Fatchett, Mike" <Fatchett.Mike@tci.com> wrote:
>How does Trylon sell any tower with this policy!??? I can't believe the
>commercial industry would even consider putting up a tower that they
>could not get specs/drawings for. I wonder how you get insurance
>without a PE stamp????? I guess the better question is, would the
>insurance company pay for any accidents?
>I would sure like to see the letter that they say they will produce.
>Can't wait to read the disclaimer that will accompany it!
>I keep going back to the old saying "If it sounds too good to be true,
>it probably is!".
>I wonder if they would provide some commercial/Ham references?
>> From: Scott Bullock[SMTP:email@example.com]
>> Sent: Thursday, July 03, 1997 12:07 PM
>> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
>> Subject: [TowerTalk] Beware Trylon Towers
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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
>> 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
>> them in order to issue a building permit. (It's called cover your
>> Trylons answer to engineering drawings is to tell you that with the
>> 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
>> I for one am now dropping Trylon as my new tower unless they can
>> some form of acceptable drawings. I cannot even fathom how they can
>> sell their product without having the specs to go along with it! Our
>> 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
>> $1.45 will get you a cup of coffee when it comes time to get the
>> Anyone out there gone through this already and maybe has some
>> drawn up??
>> Asbestos undies on,
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