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[TowerTalk] P E Fees

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Subject: [TowerTalk] P E Fees
From: (John D. Farr)
Date: Fri, 6 Feb 1998 23:53:07 -0600
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From: Glenn <>
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Date: Friday, February 06, 1998 08:59 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] P E Fees

>Something that no one seems to have noticed.  When I buy a tower some
>part of the cost is for the R & D. Then I hire a P E to stamp the
>manufacture's drawings.  Then I submit the drawings to the county who
>tells me that the reason for the high cost of permits is so they can
>review the plans to make sure that they comply with all applicable codes
>and then inspect the job to make sure that all is the same as the plans
>call for.  IMHO I have paid for the same engineering several times.
>Individually all quite reasonable but cumulatively not so reasonable.
>73, Glenn  N3HUV

No, you haven't paid for the same engineering several times. The tower
company has engineered the tower, but only the tower. The tower company has
no way whatever to predict the environment that the tower is to be planted.
It takes local knowledge to know the local laws and the engineering
parameters of the soil, bedrock, etc.

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