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Re: [TowerTalk] Fwd: Heights Towers Aluminum??

To: "David H Craig" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Fwd: Heights Towers Aluminum??
From: "Rick Karlquist" <>
Date: Fri, 15 Aug 2008 17:08:50 -0700 (PDT)
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It is interesting to note that the Glen Martin aluminum towers do not
use welds but instead use a bazillion fasteners.  They have their
own issues, but I suspect they are more amenable to a reliable
solution than dicey welding.

Rick N6RK

>     I have no first-hand knowledge of these towers, but I am currently
> working with an experienced aluminum welder (military aircraft) on a tower
> project.  Presuming arguendo this is not a "buttering" problem (cold weld
> with no penetration) it sounds as if the completed units are not
> heat-treated to bring them back to the original tensile strength.


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