<< I can't imagine that you could squeeze a leg hard enough to create enough
take all the downward force, especially on the bottom section of a tall tower.
to believe the bolts support a good deal of the downward force in shear. I do
that squeezing the tower leg prevents the need for a lock washer, however. I
never heard of nuts falling off of tower leg bolts or a tower leg bolt actually
breaking and/or falling out. >>
I would guess with that much lateral force against the threads it would be
to remove the bolts in the lower sections for replacement.
Is this the case? (I've seen it done without problem or sledge hammer.)
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