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From: (Tom Wagner)
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 1998 17:51:29 -0500
Malcolm --

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
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From: Malcolm Clark <>
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Date: Wednesday, April 01, 1998 9:57 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Rebar In Tower Base

>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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