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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] TRYLON TITAN 64 SELFSUPPORT
From: Gene Smar <>
Date: Sun, 27 May 2007 19:10:46 -0500 (CDT)
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     I can answer this one.  I got this tip from Steve K7LXC when I bought my 
Trylon T-500-64 from him in 2001.  This procedure assumes you are not building 
each section from pieces, but are assembling factory-built sections into one 

     Construct a T out of wooden material, such as thin shim boards or other 
scrap.  The T should be big enough so that its three ends can rest on top of 
the legs of the bottom tower section after the section has been placed into the 
foundation hole.

     Next, fasten a seven foot long piece of cord or thin rope to the middle of 
the T.  Be careful:  The center of the T is NOT the center of the vertical 
piece of the T; it's actually a bit closer to the horizontal piece.  Attach a 
heavy object to the end of this cord.  I used a pipe wrench.  

     When you have placed the bottom section of the tower into the hole and 
tried to plumb it (make it perpendicular to the ground) by eye, lay the wooden 
T on top of the three legs.  The cord and weight should hang down the center of 
the inside of the tower, able to move freely.

     Stand on one side of the tower and sight through the center of that tower 
face along the rope to the opposite leg.  If that leg is plumb, the rope will 
hang parallel to one side or the other of that opposite leg.  If the rope is 
not parallel, elevate the tower's legs until the rope and side are parallel.  
Next, move to another tower face and sight through it to the opposite leg along 
the rope, move the tower legs, etc.  Keep doing this until the opposite legs 
are parallel to the rope when sighted through each tower face. 

73 de
Gene Smar  AD3F

From: VE2RYY <>
Date: 2007/05/27 Sun AM 11:16:58 CDT

I want to instal the first section of a Trylon Titan 64 ft..
How do we put the first section with the level.
I did try to get infos on Trylon site, but found nothing about putting the 
first section straight?

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