I seem to have this discussion with people almost weekly.
Trying to get a used tower spec-ed is ALMOST impossible. Even if you
pick up a tower from someone who HAS the original documentation, its so
outdated that it won't be accepted. I'm even aware of a NEW tower that
was still on the pallet that wasn't accepted because it wasn't the
original owner on the invoice!
If you need to have a tower permitted, it is always easier and safer to
If you were a manufacturer, would you want to stamp some old tower?
What if it is damaged? What about rust and/or corrosion? The
liability is HUGE, not to mention the loss of a potential sale.
I say this as a person who removes and resells a lot of used towers here
in Southern CA; the question comes up often!
Good luck on this ALMOST impossible endeavor!
Dino - K6RIX
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: [TowerTalk] TriEx (Tashjian) Tower
> From: "Edward F. Patla" <email@example.com>
> Date: Sat, January 13, 2007 7:59 am
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> I have the opportunity to purchase a used W 51 TriEx telescoping tower. The
> problem is I will need the engineering specs with the wet stamp before I can
> get a building permit from the village. Does any one have the engineering
> specs or know where to get them.
> I am also waiting for a reply from Tashjian, hoping they send something.
> Ed WB9WYI
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