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Re: [TowerTalk] Rohn tower bolts

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Rohn tower bolts
Date: Fri, 1 Sep 2006 09:59:20 EDT
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In a message dated 8/29/2006 11:33:35 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

>  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". 
Steve    K7LXC
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