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Subject: [TowerTalk] Rohn tower bolts
From: "AA6DX - Mark" <>
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Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 19:16:58 -0700
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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

mailto: AA6DX@ARRL.NET

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From: "K8RI on TowerTalk" <>
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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
> ream
> 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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