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

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] W7IX SK...tower failure
From: Alan NV8A <>
Date: Tue, 16 May 2006 10:25:21 -0400
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Sounds like a good reason not to use a tower with tubular members.

Alan NV8A

On 05/15/06 06:41 pm Hector Garcia XE2K wrote:

> 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
> wood"
> the tower was located in the top  a silo at 120 ft
> high.
> 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
> tower.

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