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Re: [TowerTalk] Repair HD-BX Tower?

To: "Mike Lafferty W2TB" <>,<>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Repair HD-BX Tower?
From: "Clint Talmadge" <>
Date: Sat, 12 May 2007 13:16:24 -0500
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I think the "bolt and nut" approach will work well, BUT I would not use 
stainless hardware. Stainless, while is nice from the not rusting perspective, 
is more brittle than a Grade 5 or 8 bolt. Lock down a stainless nut and bolt 
and tighten till it  fails. You will find it does not take nearly the effort it 
does to do the same to Grade 5 or 8 hardware. I would use Grade 5 and hit it 
with a spray of Cold Galvanizing from a spray can and not lose a minute of 
sleep over it.

Clint - W5CPT
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Mike Lafferty W2TB 
  Sent: Saturday, May 12, 2007 10:40 AM
  Subject: [TowerTalk] Repair HD-BX Tower?

  I have a HD-BX 48" Rohn, and a couple rivets broke on section 5, third 
  section from the top. I was going to drill and use stainless steel bolts 
  through a hole in the aluminum rivet, but I thought I would ask to see 
  if anyone has a better method of repair. Do I need new rivets, or does 
  my Stainless Steel work?
  Mike W2TB

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