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Subject: [Towertalk] Is it worth it?
From: (Don Havlicek)
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 2002 16:11:30 -0400
If the tower is composed of 10' sections, it's Universal Tower, if the
sections are 8' long, it's Heights.
Either way, you should be able to disassemble it in place, IF you have
access to a GOOD ginpole and ground assistance.
Is it worth it to hire a crane to lift it off the base? .. depends on
whether or not you want to pay that kind of money for a short, low
wind-load tower for which you will have to buy a base fixture and pour a
concrete base, AFTER digging a hole for it!
[owner of 5 Universal Towers]

Rick Wheeler wrote:
> I have access to a 40 foot tower for the taking. Problem is it is still
> standing. I climbed it to try to get the sections apart but they are
> stuck together quite well. The tower is all aluminum and has a 20 inch
> face for the bottom two sections. There is even an old rotor (don't
> know which one; no control box) a mast, and what appears to be a 10
> meter beam (might be shot; I don't know). It tapers twice to the top.
> It is in good shape (probably about 20 years old or so) but I would
> need a crane to take it down because the area it is located in the back
> of the house is confined (so it would be lifted over the top of the
> house to the street where I could work on it). I have purchased a
> Lightning bolt 2 element quad and plan to use it any tower I can get.
> It seems the best estimate I could get for a crane service is $225.00
> (about what I expected). I could use this tower if I had it so is it
> worth it to get a crane for the $225.00 for this tower?
> Thanks
> Rick Wheeler
> K4LX
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