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Re: [TowerTalk] Starting the tower tilting

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Starting the tower tilting
From: Alan NV8A <>
Date: Tue, 04 Sep 2007 16:01:28 -0400
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On 09/04/07 11:10 am Pat Chiles wrote:

> I received an email inquiry this morning about how I actually start my 
> crank-up tower tilting over so that the weight of the tower is off dead 
> center and starts it decent unaided.  For those of you who haven't had the 
> pleasure it is not easy.  I have tried several levers and fulcums and have 
> yet to get the right combination.  I have also toyed with the idea of a metal 
> bracket to slide under the tower leg and provide a surface to place a bottle 
> jack under the bracket.  As I am writing this the idea of putting a chain 
> with it's ends bolted together under the leg and using a car jack comes to 
> mind.  So my question is what methods have you tried and been successful 
> with.  Is the "end all silver bullet approach" out there?

I've used a wrecking bar between the bottom of the tower proper and the 
mounting plate of my UST HDX-555.


Alan NV8A


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