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[TowerTalk] Tilt over Rohn 25

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Tilt over Rohn 25
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Date: Thu Mar 20 11:08:07 2003
In a message dated 3/19/03 7:03:40 PM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

> At 06:50 PM 2003-03-19 , Lance wrote:
>  >I have recently acquired some Rohn 25G sections which I plan to erect
>  >soon.  I'm wondering if it would be of benefit to purchase the hinged base
>  >plate to tilt the tower for antenna/rotor maintenance.  If so, what does 
> the
>  >group recommend as the maximum height to tilt such a tower? 
>  My first tower was 40 feet of Rohn 25 on a hinged base and house 
> I had to throw a strong rope over the roof of the house and get a crew to 
> help raise it to a vertical position.  And that's with nothing on the top 
> it!  I would never try to haul up MORE than 40 feet, that's for sure -- it 
> would probably buckle in the middle.  Rohn tower sections are meant to be 
> vertical when loaded.
>  Whether house bracketed or standing in the middle of a field, I prefer "
> fixing" the first section in concrete and using a gin pole to add sections 
> one at a time, stopping periodically (say, every 3 sections) to add guy 
>   And I can do that all by myself.
>  Messing around with tilting towers over takes more people, is less safe 
> while you're working on it, and may not get you as stable a tower when you 
> get all done.  I'd rather spend all day 130 feet in the air, installing 
> rotors, masts, and beams, than screw around at ground level with hinged 
> towers.
>  Same goes for the Rohn foldover.  A disaster waiting to happen....
>  Just my opinions, based on 40 years of using Rohn 25.  Good luck.
>  Bud, K2KIR  
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