At 06:12 PM 6/22/2004 -0400, Alan AB2OS wrote:
I just came from the Township Building Dept., where the building inspector
said he doesn't do towers and the zoning guy said he didn't think anybody
wanted to mess with towers (as long as they are below the 70' limit) even
if I wanted it inspected -- but I have a number to call the Chief Building
Inspector tomorrow and ask.Tell them that sometime in the future you are also building a patio cover
or deck, with one of the supports in the foundation for the tower, and you
want them to inspect the Simpson Strong-tie footing for the post. At least
that way you'll get a piece of paper with the city's name and an
inspector's signature on it. <grin>
The zoning guy said he thought their attitude was "if anybody puts up a
tower and it injures or kills anyone, that's the owner's problem."
I am going to follow the tower manufacturer's foundation specs., so I hope
all will be OK. My antenna will be about half the tower manufacturer's
claimed permissible surface area for 120mph winds with 1/2" of ice.
I commented to the zoning guy on the township's rather lenient approach to
amateur radio towers. He said their legal people took one look at PRB-1
and said, "We're not going to mess with the FCC."
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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