In a message dated 5/16/2006 8:06:19 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> I am working on a project that involves building a station near salt water
in the Caribbean. The idea of a crankup has been tossed around, but I'm
wondering how well the mechanics would hold up over time.
Uhh, poorly? Too many exposed mechanical parts including the haul
> Using Rohn 45 is certainly an option, but I'm assuming it would need to be
painted every year or two to keep it in check. I've also tossed the idea of
using a self supporter around.
If you're really worried about it, talk to a commercial coatings
professional. Commercial towers that have lost their galvanizing are sometimes
epoxied for an additional coating. The prep is tedious as well as applying the
epoxy but it does do a good job of sealing the outside steel surface. This
goes for either a guyed or self-supporting tower.
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