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[TowerTalk] coating tower legs with tar

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Subject: [TowerTalk] coating tower legs with tar
From: (Ron KA4INM Youvan)
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 10:56:41 -0500

>    I have seen galvanized
> coated steel guy wires rust to the point of failing. A friend lost 150' of
> Rohn 55 because he attached the guywires to a buried block of concrete, and
> then filled in the hole with red clay soil. The underground portion of the
> guys rusted to the point of failing.

  Water flows down the center of guy wires, you can see it
flowing out of the ends of bridge sockets.  Guy cable should
never be buried in anything.  Guy points must be solid steel
going into the earth or concrete.

         73 (= Best Regards) de: (= this is) Ron
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