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Subject: [TowerTalk] Re: [Tower base maintenance
From: (Pete Smith)
Date: Tue, 07 Apr 1998 10:21:04 -0400
At 10:05 AM 4/7/98 -0400, Dick Green wrote:
>>    I think Frank, W3LPL, now recommends coating the anchor-in-concrete
>>hardware with tar or similar material for that very reason.
>My installer mentioned using something called "bolt grout" on the exposed
>parts of the anchor bolts underneath the base of my crankup tower. I assume
>this is something like waterproof tile grout. I haven't gotten around to
>that yet, but coated the bolts with some automotive grease just to get
>through this winter.

Somebody -- I think it's ICE -- recommends using a tar-based sealant over
tower-to-ground wire connections, etc. to retard any dissimilar metals
corrosion.  I use roofing cement, since I always seem to have some around,
and it forms a resilient, water-tight coating.

73,  Pete Smith N4ZR
In wild, wonderful, fairly rare WEST Virginia

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