[Top] [All Lists]

[TowerTalk] J bolts and Plates

To: "towertalk" <>
Subject: [TowerTalk] J bolts and Plates
Reply-to: ISP BNJCOMP COM <>
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 23:28:55 -0500
List-post: <>
I am trying to put up a SSV tower and have aquired leg bolts from Nello.  
Problem is that they were suppose to be "EXACT" replacements for ROHN J bolts 
but they are not.  Instead these are straight bolts that take "plates"  between 
a couple nuts at bottom of bolt  in concrete.  Nello kind of ripped me off as 
they did not supply exact replicas but then they want to charge me another $500 
to get an engineered plate for the bottom of bolts for my tower they sent me.   

So I am trying to find these plates and the specifications on them for similar 
towers.  IN all honesty I would like to find much bigger towers with plates at 
bottom and then just use the bigger plates to insure the tower is over 
engineered.    I guess I could look at Rohn specs on the J bolts and see how 
much surface area each of them have in the J portion and make sure I exceed 

Nello tells me that Rohn is only Company that uses J bolts and everyone else 
uses these bolts and plates.  So I figured there has to be some specs out 
there.   Any help would be appreciated.

If you ever buy something from Nello that is suppose to be "exact" replacement 
I would strongly suggest you get drawings and check it yourself as they have 
some pretty funny "replicas".


See:  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.

TowerTalk mailing list

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>
  • [TowerTalk] J bolts and Plates, ISP BNJCOMP COM <=