I have had a Universal tower up for over 25 years. Two years ago took it
down and moved it to a new location. The tower remains in good condition.
The same cannot be said for the grade 8 bolts that anchored it to the base.
Watch out for these steel bolts. Electrolysis.
>From: "Paul Christensen" <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: [Towertalk] Universal aluminum
>Date: Mon, 2 Sep 2002 09:27:50 -0400
> > 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
> > areas about the rate or problems of corrosion.
>I know of one 96-foot Trylon tower in the Midwest that was installed in the
>late 1990s and shows no surface corrosion. However, what was greatly
>disturbing to me was that the tower twisted during a typical Midwest wind
>storm and currently shows the effect of significant stressing, although the
>tower was not in any way overloaded with antennas. A photograph of the
>tower taken from the base looking upward reveals twisting and a bent
>approximately half-way up the tower.
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