Yes. You can use similar materials, but in 'flat bar' form.
Fiberglass, UMHW, Nylon, Teflon, can all be safely used, but be sure to
leave a minimal spacing between the tower and the base so the stress
forces are not across a large section of the insulator.
I use solid fiberglass to insulate my 60' aluminum tower from its base
and it has worked well for the past 14 years !
Planning on doing exactly what you are inquiring about with a HDBX tower
sometime in the next few months [after the snow melts!] using teflon
stock that I recently acquired.
David Jones wrote:
> I'm familiar with the insulators for round tube tower legs. Has anyone any
> experience with insulating a "stamped" base (ala Rohn BX, Trylon)? Can it
> safely be done?
> The purpose would be to end up with self-supporting low band vertical.
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
> Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any
> questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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