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From: (Rick Stoneking)
Date: Fri, 04 Jan 2002 14:02:56 -0500
Hello to all, and happy new year!  I am new on the list and I have a 
question for all of you tower experts.  I have recently acquired an Tristao 
(sp?) 54' self supporting crank up tower.  It has all of the documentation, 
etc., with it.  The only problem is that when the tower was taken down 
(tilt over) the guy rope broke and the tower fell.  There was a small hill 
involved and the result is the tower has a nice curve to it.  This is a 
three section, triangular tower, very similar to the TX-455 from US 
Tower.  Only the lowest section is bent.  I have been told that the tower 
can be straightened, with the two most popular techniques being; 1-use two 
stationary objects (such as trees) to brace the tower against and then use 
a come-along to pull the bend out, and; 2-drop the tower 'the other way' 
(from a reasonable height) and bend it back (may take several 'controlled' 

So, my question is, does anybody have any first hand experience 
straightening a tower and can pass along any words of wisdom before I 
attempt this?

Thanks to all who take the time to reply.


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