At 10:12 PM 7/25/06 -0500, Robert Nickels wrote:
>I have a 58 foot Rohn 25 tilt-over and have a question that I can't find
>answered in the Rohn literature or on the web.
>The guy who helped me install the tower said that two bolts should be
>installed at the hinge during normal operation (I think this is what
>Rohn calls the "shipping tab"). The manual says these should be
>installed for initial installation, and obviously need to be removed to
>tilt the tower over. Not being a climber, this means I have to recruit
>a buddy to climb up and remove the two bolts whenever I tilt it over,
>and replace them afterward, which is an inconvenience. My question
>is: Is it necessary for these bolts to be installed, or is the
>combination of guys and the boom clamp sufficient?
>I followed all of Rohn's instructions and the tower has held up well so
>I don't want to cut corners, but the manual doesn't say whether these
>bolts should be installed, or not. Thanks for any advice.
>73, Bob W9RAN
>Bob, I have a 70ft Rohn 45 fold-over (35ft top section) that has been up
>for 13 years. The last time these locking bolts were in place was at the
>time of installation. I believe the boom clamp and guys are sufficient and
>feel comfortable climbing the tower.
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