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[TowerTalk] FW: self-supporting rohn 25g??

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Subject: [TowerTalk] FW: self-supporting rohn 25g??
From: "Rex Lint" <>
Date: Thu, 11 May 2006 15:45:04 -0400
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Here're a few changes that might make it easier next time...

Get a few helpers so you can walk up 30 feet WITH THE GUYS ON IT.  Secure
the guys, then put 2 more sections on, just like you did before.  When you
put the 6th section on, have the guys already attached, so you DON'T HAVE TO
CLIMB TO 60 FEET without the 60 ft. guys on it.  Secure the guys before you
go up to the 60 ft. point.  Do the same thing at 90.

All this is to save underwear - you don't pinch holes in 'em...

Rex - K1HI

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] self-supporting rohn 25g??

Probably the most uncomfortable tower experience I ever had was while
up 90 feet of 25G.  

I walked up the first 20 feet and guyed that off.  Then installed the next
feet plus permanent guys.  The WORST part was adding the next 30 feet and 
attaching the 60 foot guys.  The tower was flexing around its 30 foot mid
... at 60 feet there was considerable deflection.  Was I ever glad to get
second set of guys on?  Doing the 90 foot guys was far less daunting, since
lower 60 was far more stable with 2 sets of guys.

I can only think similar thoughts about an unguyed 30 or 40 footer. It will 
surely flop around even with nothing on it.

de Bill

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