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Re: [TowerTalk] Rusty tower

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rusty tower
Date: Sun, 19 Dec 2004 22:35:17 EST
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In a message dated 12/20/04 3:10:11 AM Greenwich Standard Time, writes:
Other than a costly fiber optic camera inspection how might one
establish the interior integrity of used and rusty tower sections?
Generally, I like to check the ends of the tower.  The water likes to collect 
at the joints. If they are clean and shiny or even just a dull color as far 
as you can see into the tower on both ends of the tubes, they should be fine.  
The water seems to collect at the joints.

I'd be more concerned about hairline cracks in the weld joints, especially in 
the non-steel towers...older Heights and Universal towers.

Bill K4XS

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