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Re: [TowerTalk] Tower ACCIDENT

To: Bill Turner <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower ACCIDENT
From: Tom Anderson <>
Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2007 09:11:27 -0500
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Back in the late 1980s my XYL Cheryl (WY5H) and I looked at a house on 
an acre of land that had 3 towers on i, 1-60 and 2-40 ft ones.  It 
turned out the owner wouldn't negotiate on the price at all, so we 
passed and never even looked at the towers.  A couple weeks later the 
Realtor called me and said he had a buyer, but did I know someone who 
would take the tower down as the purchaser wasn't a ham?

The towers were made by a local Fort Worth TX area welding shop and 
apparently didn't conform to any national standards.  I gave him the 
name of a ham who did it usually for free if they gave him the tower. 
Well I heard later from this ham that these towers were so corroded that 
he ended up charging the Realtor $500 to take them down and then sold 
the towers for scrap.  He said he had never been that scared taking down 
a tower.  It seems just about the only thing holding the towers up was 
the corrosion.  The tubing coming out of the ground was extremely 
corroded and cracked from freeze damage.  He said he shook more than the 
towers did while up top taking off the hardware.

Tom, WW5L

Bill Turner wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Jun 2007 07:39:44 -0400, Bill Winkis <>
> wrote:
>>but now how in the world do you test and determine 
>>all is OK before you climb.?? Or what steps do you use to protect 
>>your self ...


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