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Re: [TowerTalk] W7IX SK...tower failure

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] W7IX SK...tower failure
From: Hector Garcia XE2K <>
Date: Mon, 15 May 2006 15:41:52 -0700 (PDT)
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Will be interesting to get a little more information
abouth the failure in the tower that cause to break at
the middle,  sound like small tower or rusted by
inside  some section.

i just work in a small 3 sections rohn 25 very old
sunk in concrete  roof (very smart move)  and all the
top sections are very soft that you can push a screw
driver with no effort thru, looks just a small spots
of rust , but the sound was  very diferent " like soft

the tower was located in the top  a silo at 120 ft

removing the bolts i found  full of rust metal and
oxidation debris inside.   scary to climb.

to prevent this kind of accidents , inspections are
always a must before  performing any work in a unknow

--- wrote:

> Any more details on exactly went wrong, that we
> might be made aware  of?  It 
> certainly was an unusual thing to go wrong.
> It's a somewhat sobering thought, since last Friday
> I just removed my  
> monster 40 from the top of a Rohn 55 200 footer.
> Bill
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Hector Garcia XE2K / XF1K
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