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[Towertalk] Re: Towertalk digest, Vol 1 #561 - 3 msgs

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Subject: [Towertalk] Re: Towertalk digest, Vol 1 #561 - 3 msgs
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Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 21:15:11 EDT
In a message dated 9/27/02 9:21:03 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 

> > Weld it with a 1/16" or 
>  > larger groove weld using E70xx electrode
>  I was told never to weld to a tower that was under vertical load. The 
> welding 
>  changes the metallurgy of the tower leg.
>  I agree with the angle iron fix, except I would use u bolts instead of 
>  welding. I used that fix on a tower that lasted until a hurricane took it 
>  down.

    QSL. The legs of 25 and 45 are pretty thin. You might be asking for more 
trouble by trying to weld it. Cadwelding to the leg is strictly verboten too 
- good way to put a hole in the leg. 

    I always agree with Hank but there is a caution attached to this 

Steve    K7LXC

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