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Re: [TowerTalk] Best tower for salt environment

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Best tower for salt environment
From: "Paul Bittner" <>
Date: Mon, 15 May 2006 23:08:24 -0500
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Pirod towers are now  VALMONT towers.  I just put up 2 200 foot Valmont 18" 
towers, I really like the solid rod construction!  However, they are 20 foot 
sections and require a very husky gin pole and a capstan winch or a crane!
Paul   W0AIH

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Best tower for salt environment

> Hollow tube towers of any kind can and always will have a problem of
> possibly rusting from the inside out. Pyrod solid leg tower seems like an 
> expensive
> choice but a good one around salt water. Those bolt together flat iron
> type..Titan or Trylon? might be a good choice too..solid flat and L shaped 
> solid
> bracing and legs. I think the more heavy duty type SSV towers and the like 
> too
> are not thin enough to worry about rust weakening problems. I am no 
> engineer,
> but have plenty of common sense and mechanical know how. I own 2 crank
> ups,,,,  if the cables ever snap..oh well, I won't be on it. You can't buy 
> a new
> life can  you? Not that this previous recent accident had to do with rusty
> sections  but makes you kinda think how sad it must have been to be this 
> guys Dad
> who  watched that whole mess unfold. The more bad things I read, the 
> happier I
> am not  having to climb past 25 ft or so, after the tower sections are 
> blocked
> up on  4x4's that is. Crank ups are much easier and safer to visually 
> check
> them than  guyed tower.
>           Good luck with  your project, Pete NA2P
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