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[TowerTalk] Rohn Quality

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Rohn Quality
From: Jim" < (Jim)
Date: Sat, 11 Dec 1999 14:18:45 -0800
A GOOD installer makes SURE that ALL is in order before the job is

I speak from experience!  When you are paying a 2 to 5 man crew 20+ bucks
and hour each, the mistakes that are made are very costly.

Myself and a crew installed MANY cellular and communications towers in
REMOTE locations.

There is NO ROOM (in the bid, or in change orders) for mistakes....

Just my opinion.....

73 and Merry CHRISTmas to all!

Jim W7RY

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From: Phil Clements <>
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Date: Saturday, December 11, 1999 01:11
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rohn Quality

>> How are the Rohn 25 sections defective?  If you knew they
>> were defective BEFORE installation, why did you proceed?
>The holes were miss-drilled.
>We did not know they were off until the tower was erected.
>> If your guyed 190 ft tower looks like a snake, I would suspect
>> the GUYS.  Did your installer use a plumb bob to align the
>> tower?  I use two short plumb bobs at 90 degrees to each
>> other to sight the tower.  Others use a long plumb bob
>> suspended inside the tower.  Improper alignment of the
>> guys will make ANY guyed tower look like a snake,
>> even if the individual sections are PERFECT.
>The tower was erected using DUAL transits and very high
>dollar tension guages.
>> To me, the quality of your INSTALLER is more suspect.
>I do not know why the installer did not stop when he hit
>the first defective section and notify the factory. He and I
>had many years experience with Rohn, and we trusted them too much,
>I guess.
>Phil, K5PC
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