In a message dated 4/7/01 8:43:08 PM Pacific Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
> Well,back to my buddy who has a correctly installed
> Tri-Ex 70ft tower installed...
> Well,he didnt have a permit as was told by the city of
> Chicago to get one,,,
> Well,after much grief,he is now at the point where they
> will issue him a permit if he gets a Structural Engineer
> to sign the Tri-Ex plans (instructions) and the permit
> Well,I was kinda under the impression that the tri-ex plans were drafted by
> an engineer and approved by
> "someone" before this thing was sold...
> ANYWHO,Please,anyone know a structural engineer in Illinois that might sign
> this thing without charging an arm and a leg? (1 estimate was 5k!!!)
Go to the ARRL website and look for 'Volunteer Consulting Engineers'.
Yes, going to an engineering firm is expensive although $5k is REAL
exorbitant. My PE does them in his spare time and charges me $400.
Cheers, Steve K7LXC
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