I concur ... having my belt snag on "outies" has always made me grouchy ...
I prefer "innies" ...
and, I must add, have never had a nut come loose that I can remember..
but, I have seen many that were way "over-squished" ... tight is good, sets
the leg, but over-do is no-no ..
I have run the coax both ways .. in the tower and out... and, through the
years, decided OUT was much more convenient, and makes the feed easier to
replace, re-vamp, etc...... 73
Mark Nelson - AA6DX
----- Original Message -----
From: "K8RI on TowerTalk" <K8RI-on-TowerTalk@tm.net>
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 12:31 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rohn tower bolts
> Also - you are unlikely to put your wrench inside the tower to tighten the
> bolt. You want to turn the nut when tightening - turning the bolt will
> the galvanizing from the hole.
That's why I use a ratchet and deep well socket. I find the bolts sticking
out on a ROHN 45G to be hazardous, so all of mine have the nuts on the
As my tower is climbed often and the torque checked about once a year I have
little concern about a nut coming off. The only short coming I find is if I
want to bring the coax cables and control cables down the inside of a leg.
Then it takes some precautions going around the bolts.
Roger Halstead (K8RI and ARRL 40 year Life Member)
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