In a message dated 7/7/01 6:54:42 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> $750 versus 1500-2500 for crane not worth the cost.
And that's not even taking the "risk factor" into consideration. Here's
another important LXC Law of Tower Work: THE RISKIEST THING YOU CAN DO WITH A
TOWER IS TAKE ONE DOWN THAT YOU KNOW ABOSOLUTELY NOTHING ABOUT.
If you do want to tackle it, you might consider temporary guying it. Put
a set of temporary guys at say the 40' level and attach them to the BOTTOM of
the existing guy pipes with nylon slings. Use a comealong and cable grip to
tension each one of them. Go up to 80' and repeat. Now you're up high enough
to attach the crane hook. Do that and then go down to the 50' level and take
out the leg joint bolts. Loosen all the above guys and have the crane lift
off the top 50'. Repeat for the bottom 50' and you're done.
This is something that unless you're confident in your skills to take it
down safely, either get professionals involved or I'd walk away from it too.
Just because it's free doesn't mean it's worth it.
Cheers, Steve K7LXC
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