If your talking about aligning the bolts in the bolt holes of the tower base
I used a sledge hammer. I put 2 or 3 nuts on the threads and used a sledge
hammer to bend the bolts the needed amount so they would line up with the
holes in the base. It was very easy using this method.
BTW I used this method at the direction of the factory.
> Don't believe the bit about "one man installation or antenna
> servicing." My tower (extra heavy duty HDX-672, not a typo) was
> sufficiently warped that it took three men jumping on a major crowbar
> to get the holes to line up for bolt insertion. The raising fixture
> certainly was helpful getting the tower from horizontal to vertical
> but it can't do anything for hole alignment.
> /Rick N6XI
> On Thu, 30 Sep 2004 13:55:17 -0400, Pat Chiles <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Hi Everyone,
> > Stan suggested that I call US Tower for guidance and I just got off the
> > phone with Gary at US Towers in CA. He says that the raising fixture is
> > designed to raise the tower, mast, and antennas as long as the tower is
> > nested. This is further supported by their catalog which says:
> > "Both the TRS80 and 80HD are designed to be easily mounted on your
> > hinged T-base for quick and safe one man installation or antenna
> > Thank all of you for your comments on my question concerning this issue.
> > Pat, K8PC
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Stan Rowe" <email@example.com>
> > To: "Pat Chiles" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Sent: Thursday, September 30, 2004 12:30 PM
> > Subject: Re: US Tower Raising Fixture - Your questions
> > > Another thought Pat is to try calling US Tower and see if they'll make
> > > comment. They tend to be real conservative in what they will say
> > > of
> > > liability questions, but maybe they can give you an idea. It just
> > > to
> > > me that the assumption in the design of the raising fixture has to be
> > > the user would want to raise a tower that has a mast and antennas
> > > on
> > > it -- hence it should be able to handle the load. But who knows,
> > > the
> > > designers assumed something else.
> > >
> > > Good luck,
> > > Stan - K6VWE
> > >
> > >
> > >
> 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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