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[TowerTalk] Crank-up Horror Stories...

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Crank-up Horror Stories...
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Date: Wed, 10 Jun 1998 10:12:22 EDT
In a message dated 98-06-09 20:23:51 EDT, you write:

> I am going before the full planning commission in my town at the end of
>  July and would like to get stories about misfortunes and failures of
>  telescopic crank-up towers.
>  My little town let me submit plans and computations for two guyed rohn
>  towers. On the day of the first administrative hearing, they imposed a
>  condition on my permit where only crank-up towers could be used.
>  So I next applied for a minor modification for the use of fixed
>  structures which was denied.
>  So now I am trying to build a stronger case for the use of fixed guyed
>  towers. They do not seem to understand the concept of leverage, so maybe
>  some horror stories could sway them.
>  As usual, I will summarize the responses.

I would think twice about giving any horror stories to them.  This may
backfire and the result may be no permission for any kind of tower.

Just a thought -


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