|To:||Todd Ruby <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Subject:||Re: [TowerTalk] galvanizing chrome moly|
|From:||Pete Smith <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Wed, 05 Jan 2005 09:04:37 -0500|
At 08:58 AM 1/5/2005, Todd Ruby wrote:
As for the inside, the advise I received and followed from Norm of US Tower was to get a tennis ball or some such thing and stuff it in the top. Tony Faiola, K3WX and I found a small football kind of toy and the tower monkey stuffed in the top and sealed it with silicone.
There's more than one reason for this. W2GD had occasion to climb my tower this fall and discovered that some species of bee or hornet had taken up residence inside the mast -- he could hear them buzzing inside it when his head was close to it, while still feet down from the top. Wish I'd thought of the tennis-ball solution then, because I didn't have a 2" plastic tubing cap handy. Angering a nest of hornets while 100 feet in the air could lead to a really nasty experience.
73, Pete N4ZR
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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