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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 20:19:20 -0400
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To me, a crow bar is long and straight, but that may be Brit-speak. What 
I am calling a wrecking bar is shorter and has a slight bend at one end 
and almost a "U" bend at the other. More convenient to handle than the 
former. I use the end with the slight bend.


Alan NV8A

On 09/04/07 08:07 pm Joe Giacobello wrote:

> If that's the same as a crow bar, then that's what I do.

>>> 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.


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