My favorite tip is to mate the tower sections on the ground (rotating for
best/easiest fit) before they go up in the air and to mark the legs so the
rope/cable is attached to the correct leg.
Number 2 (am I over my quota?) use an electric winch to haul up heavier
sections. My wife ran the winch for my 150' Rohn 55 tower and just the two
of us put 90% of it up. Although it did give me exercise going up and down
to attach the cable to each section. Also I use a rope attached to the
section going up so you can pull the section slightly away from the tower.
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> Subject: [TowerTalk] My favorite tower tip is...
> Greetings, TowerTalkians --
> Here's a chance to share your experience with the rest of us.
> What's your
> favorite tower construction tip? What do you do that makes your
> tower work
> easier, safer, faster, etc.?
> I'll start with a couple even though it puts me over-quota - hi.
> Ever notice how parts seem to disappear in the bottom of your
> tool bag? I
> like to have two tool pouches (bolt bags) on my belt - one for
> tools (left)
> and the other for parts (right). Saves lots of hassle.
> A tower climber's best friends are carabiners and slings. You can use
> them for just about anything; i.e. pulling a mast up safely and easily,
> attaching just about ANYTHING, holding something temporarily in a second
> without dropping a part (like a clevis). I climb with around a
> dozen of each
> and sometimes doing something tricky I use EVERY PIECE I've got with me.
> Okay, now it's your turn.
> Steve K7LXC
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