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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 11:48:01 -0400
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Both AN Wireless and Trylon use angular members. Don't remember about 
other non-Rohn options.

Alan NV8A

On 05/16/06 10:55 am wrote:

> Doesnt that eliminate about 75% of the choices though?

> Sounds like a good reason not to use a tower with tubular members.

>> 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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