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[TowerTalk] Bent bolts?

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Bent bolts?
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Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 11:25:09 -0600
The local utilities companies have some pre-bent shackles
where the ends are bent around 30 degrees and a pre-formed
bent bolt is used to attach to the guy (in my case turnbuckle)
which is held in the groove at the bend.

de  Tom  N4KG

On Tue, 13 Mar 2001 "teamw" <> writes:
> There is a 200 ft heavy duty guyed Florida Highway Patrol tower in my 
> area
> that has shackles between the guy turnbucles and the anchor eye. The 
> pin in
> the shackle at each of the guy points is not straight but "U" 
> shaped. A
> casual glance suggests they are all badly bent but all are an 
> approx.
> uniform curve.
> Can one of you experts tell me if this is normal for big towers or 
> is this a
> disaster waiting to happen?
> The bolts are approx. 1 inch diam.
> John AB4ET
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