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[TowerTalk] Rohn 45 Defects

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Rohn 45 Defects
From: (Stan or Patricia Griffiths)
Date: Mon, 08 Nov 1999 01:50:43 -0800
Yes, I have had similar problems recently with Rohn.  In my case it was two
short bases (SB25G) that had misaligned legs.  One leg was both rotated and
shifted vertically about an inch on both bases.  Rohn took them back and
sent me two new ones.  One has to wonder how they could miss such obvious
defects.  I am certainly glad I spotted these before selling them to a
customer who may have set them in concrete and THEN discovered the problem.


Gerald Smith wrote:

> I just took dly of 26 sections of Rohn 45. I have observed some of the
> holes in the tubing are not aligned. One tube has the large end with
> holes 90 degrees off (strangely, the other end of the same tube is
> correct). I noticed another, again the large end only, is off about 10
> degrees. Now, I either have to build a test fixture or preasemble tower
> sections to determine how many are bad. Alternatively, I could say to
> Rohn/Rohn dealer, come check the quality of these sections, at your
> expense. Anyone else had this problem? Your solution?
> Incidentally, I will not drill additional holes or reem existing holes.
> To much risk in strength reduction.
> Gerry, W6TER
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