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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] TRYLON TITAN 64 SELFSUPPORT
From: Dave <>
Date: Mon, 28 May 2007 09:32:34 -0700 (PDT)
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The site that I selected for my Trylon tower was firm enough that I did not 
need to make a form for the entire hole. I set some 2x6 lumber around the top 
surface of the hole. I attached some form material around the upper edge to 
create a smooth finished look to the base that was above ground. 
Rather than place the tower on something in the hole I opted to create three 
level pads around the outside edge of the hole. I then bolted three lengths of 
2x6 lumber to the lower tower section and legs. This gave me three sturdy 
mounting points inwhich to suspend the tower into the hole. I then leveled up 
the lower section with shims and screwed the whole works together. As stated 
earlier take it easy during the pour and all will be fine.

Here is a link to some photos.

Cheers & 73,

Dave - N7DRK wrote:  
In a message dated 5/27/2007 5:11:32 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

>   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?
    Gene's explanation was very good. The only thing  plumb on the tower 
section is the side of the leg. Drop a plumb line down the  middle of the tower 
and use it to get things lined up. 
    You need to support the bottom section w/concrete  stub legs either from 
the top or the bottom. I typically have the backhoe  suspend the bottom 
section w/stub legs in the hole and then tie it into the  rebar cage. Then I 
have a 
comealong on each leg and use them to pull it into  plumb - and then you're 
ready to pour. 
    I've seen guys sit the bottom section on 2x4's  across the top of the 
forms. You could make a tripod out of 2x4's and suspend  it. I've also seen 
various methods of putting something in the hole that the  stub legs stand on; 
building blocks, a first layer of concrete, bricks,  etc. The bottom section 
with the stub legs attached is 150# plus so you need  the backhoe to heft it 

Steve       K7LXC

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