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Re: [TowerTalk] Tower Update

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower Update
From: "Kenneth R. Goodwin, Jr." <>
Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2007 17:08:37 -0600
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One lesson I learned when trying to level my 80 foot self-support 
tower with an instrument borrowed from my construction manager next 
door neighbor (transit?  theodolite?) was that each section was a 
little off with the one below it (four 20 foot sections in my Rohn 
SSV tower).  In other words, each section was not truly vertical.  If 
I were to over emphasize the point, as I moved the transit in the 
vertical plane from the bottom to the top, the tower was like a 
zig-zag line.  So don't rely on getting one section level and then 
assuming that the next one placed on it will be vertical also.  For 
your guyed tower, I would level the last guyed section with your 
level as previously suggested and then re-execute the operation at 
the next guyed section until you've got all of the guyed sections in place.

Ken Goodwin, K5RG


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