If you are sinking the tower base in the concrete, what is
the purpose of the rebar? I would think that a tower section
would provide all the reinforcement necessary for the base.
Tom - N1MM
From: Malcolm Clark <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Date: Wednesday, April 01, 1998 9:57 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Rebar In Tower Base
>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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