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Re: [TowerTalk] Pole steps

To: "Doug Faunt N6TQS +1-510-655-8604" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Pole steps
From: "Dubovsky, George" <>
Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 13:30:06 -0400
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I'd stop by a local utility truck and ask those guys for help; they
might know of a utility boneyard.

On the other hand, your basic premise does raise a few issues. One, are
screw-in steps harmful to the tree? Maybe, maybe not. But two, the idea
of partially unscrewing anchors periodically, and then trusting them to
hold your weight is a new idea to me. I know what you're saying - the
tree is growing radially out - but it might be growing around a larger
diameter, unthreaded part of the step, so eventually perhaps the step
threads would be in an oversized "unthreaded" hole. Maybe, perhaps,
eventually ;-)... I don't think I would do it.


geo - n4ua

> -----Original Message-----
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>] On Behalf Of Doug Faunt N6TQS +1-510-655-8604
> Sent: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 12:56 PM
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> Subject: [TowerTalk] Pole steps
> Does anyone know where I can get half-a-dozen screw-in pole steps at a
> reasonable price?  I use a tree for some of my antenna supports, and
> climbing to the appropriate place is I had a few of those screw-in
> pole steps installed.
> Most attachments to trees are a problem because of growth, but these
> can be backed out a small amount every now and then to compensate.
> 73, doug
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