The electrolysis is internal to the tower legs.
If you remove a tower bolt, you will find it is no longer cylindrical in
shape, but may even look 'coke-bottle' shaped from degredation.
On my Universal towers, I coat the bolts with silicone seal before
assembly/insertion in the tower legs to minimize damage.
Worst case condition I had was when one bolt simply became two pieces
over a 20-year period of time. Guess I missed getting the silicone seal
on that one.
Mark Beckwith wrote:
>>Any ideas on how to eliminate electrolysis between
>>the aluminum and the steel bolts?
> Standard equipment on Universal aluminum towers is plated nuts and bolts.
> For an upgrade fee they will ship stainless steel nuts and bolts. I have
> had Universal aluminum towers bolted together with both kinds of hardware
> for over 20 years with no problems. I don't recall seeing any electrolysis.
> Mark, N5OT
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