In a message dated 8/18/03 8:48:49 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> I had a 40 footer up for some time, in New Jersey.
> It was the world's biggest wind chime, when in the
> nested position. Not only did the tubes clank together
> in wind gusts, there was slight rotation when the wind
> clocked. The result was a banshee howl/grinding noise.
> The tower in question was house bracketed, and the sound
> coupled into the frame of the house...right outside my
> bedroom, of course.
> Free standing is probably better, from that perspective.
QSL. I've only installed them and haven't lived with one so I haven't
heard the aforementioned noise.
Yes, these towers are steel contrivances with moderately big tolerances
so there is a good chance that parts will bang together in a wind. I can see
where attaching it to the house can lead to noise problems.