In a message dated 8/29/2006 11:33:35 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> My tower guy came down off my Rohn 25 tower after doing some routine
maintenance a couple of weeks ago. He said that I was missing three bolts
out of the tower legs. I asked if he figured that they just vibrated out and
he said that it looked like they had disintegrated from rust. I guess that
Rohn didn't put all "good bolts" in the tower sections.
Disintegrated from rust?!? This is preposterous. It'd take decades for
that to happen, and there'd still be some residual material that you'd find.
Most likely they weren't installed in the first place. I've never heard
of a properly installed leg joint nut or bolt "coming out"; it's a tight fit
in the first place and they're held in place by the leg compression so I
doubt that they "fell out".
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