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[TowerTalk] Rebar In Tower Base

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Rebar In Tower Base
From: (Malcolm Clark)
Date: Wed, 01 Apr 1998 09:54:53 +0000
To All,

While I have put up a number of towers before, this will be the first
with rebar in the base.  I will soon be putting up a self supporting
25G.  The Rohn drawings require the use of rebar in the base--which of
course I will do.  However, I have never had the occasion to use the
stuff before, and am curious whether any of you have any tips or
techniques that you might like to pass on.

I am particularly interested in opinions as to whether the rebar should
be allowed to come in contact with the tower base section or not.  I
know one manufacturer prohibits it, apparently out of concern that the
probability of concrete damage from a lightning strike would be
increased.  But unless I missed it somewhere, Rohn doesn't say. 
Obviously, it would be a lot easier to install if touching the base
section were permissible.

Thanks, all input is appreciated.

73 Malcolm KR4HP

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