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Re: [TowerTalk] Tower leg treatment at section Joints

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower leg treatment at section Joints
Date: Thu, 3 May 2007 18:55:24 EDT
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In a message dated 5/3/2007 5:39:45 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

>  Planning a new tower installation using a Trylon SuperTitan  T300.

>  I was wonder if it will be worthwhile to apply an  anti-oxidant or some
other coating on the tower leg joints. This is a  galvanized tower.

>  Any advantages, disadvantages or  suggestions on products to use?
    While nothing is required, if you're planning on  shunt-feeding the tower 
it'd be helpful for electrical continuity. There's  nothing that I know of 
specifically for galvanized joints but I wouldn't be  afraid to use NoAlOx or 
any other sort of electrical anti-oxidant. 
    BTW a Super Titan would be a S300 while the  regular Titan is a T300. 
    Also while the manufacturer (Rohn) doesn't  say anything specifically 
about using a lubricant with their 25G, 45G, etc., I  always apply some sort of 
grease to the inside of the bottom legs to make them  slide together more 
easily during erection. While I use any old automotive  grease, if you're going 
shunt-feed the tower I'd use some anti-oxidant  to make sure you've got a good 
electrical connection. 
Steve    K7LXC


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