I was allowed to have the tower rated in the retracted or nested position. This
was the key to meeting the requirements as set by the Florida Building Code
with a crank-up tower.
My point was that no other tower manufacture was willing to do what Karl did
even with their tower in the retracted position. I guess that I could have had
an enginneer here locally do the calculations and prints for the other towers
if I could have obtained the needed information about the other towers and
provided that information to him/her, but I think that would have proved to be
quite costly. Karl provided this service at no cost.
I could not have done it any other way without significantly more hassle as
guyed and windmill towers are not allowed here.
-------------- Original message from K7LXC@aol.com: --------------
> In a message dated 8/3/2008 6:56:16 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> > Karl went out of his way when other tower manufacturers (US Tower
> included) would not help with the requirements that I had to meet here
> in Broward county Florida which is a 140 mph, 3 second area. He gave me
> all of the information that I needed to provide to a local and Florida
> certified P.E.
> Please provide more information on a crank-up tower that will meet the
> 140 MPH windspeed spec. Tnx.
> Steve K7LXC
> TOWER TECH
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