In a message dated 9/2/02 4:22:59 AM Eastern Daylight Time, firstname.lastname@example.org
> So, everyone, is Dan right in what I take to be his assertion that the
> edges of all Trylon tower elements are not adequately protected from
> corrosion? "Sleepless specifiers want to know", or, "I don't want to be
> known as the guy that recommended something that rusted out before he
> was dead."
Last time I installed antennas on Trylon tower, yes, the edges of the formed
pieces of steel that the tower was made of are "clean" steel, without
galvanizing. It also appears that pieces are cut from the galvanized sheet
metal plates (having non-galvanized edges) and then formed to L or whatever
shapes, which would stress the galvanizing on the bends. Galvanizing "flows"
to certain extend, but only time can tell how it performs. It would be
interesting to see some comments from people living in the high corrosive
areas about the rate or problems of corrosion.
Trylon towers are hard on shoes, you better have good hard sole shoes to
stand on those slanted and sharp edged junctions.