you might need to confirm the situation in the states
but generally if the liability is admitted by insurers
your entitlement is to "indemnity" restoring the tower
to the condition it was in before the incident.
if that can't be achieved by a repair then you may even
be entitled to a new tower. actually impact by a vehicle is
often an insured risk under your own homeowners policy.
chat with your own insurer or seek your own legal counsel
if you intend to pursue
sam dellit vk4zss
----- Original Message -----
From: "Roger Borowski" <K9RB.Rog@telocity.com>
To: "z-TowerTalk" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 08, 2001 1:06 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Advise Please
> Sounded to me that the damaged section was embedded, and part of
> the concrete base, adding a bit more to the problem of repair. I
> cant help but wonder if a piece of angle iron couldn't be welded
> to the leg in question, both above and below the area of concern,
> restoring structural integrity? If insurance will pay for a new
> base installation, that would be the way to go.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Mark . <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2001 9:12 AM
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Advise Please
> > << snip...Result is that one of the tower legs is doglegged /
> bent quite
> > noticeably, like mebbe 2" inside tower from vertical ... bend is
> just a few
> > inches above the top of the concrete base in which the tower
> > de Dave nc7w >>
> > Wow Dave,
> > Sure sounds like failure in compression in the tower leg to me,
> resulting in
> > buckling. Thank goodness the steel they use is ductile enough to
> > without breaking catastrophically.
> > The comment to see about insurance coverage for the damage is
> right-on. I
> > haven't seen much discussion in the past about tower repair
> > professional help is definitely required.
> > I would venture a guess, as a starring point, to help plan for
> the expense
> > or cost estimate for insurance purposes, that a crane would be
> required to
> > lift the tower while the damaged bottom secion was replaced.
> Perhaps this
> > could be done without scrapping the entire installation. A
> bucket truck
> > might also be required for a worker to safely attach the lifting
> sling for
> > the crane's initial lift, as it may be deemed too risky to
> climb. This might
> > also be accomplished using a cage hoisted by the crane.
> > Once the crane has taken the weight of the tower, the guys will
> have to be
> > slacked and released for the lift. Damaged guying hardware will
> also have to
> > be replaced. Good luck.
> > Anyone with more experience want to add more ideas?
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