In a message dated 8/25/2008 8:13:45 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> 1. Be carefull when tightening the nuts on the U-bolts. A friend of
helping with an installation and it did not take much to snap one off.
What's not much? I've been installing towers for over 10 years (along
with several of the Orion clamps) and have yet to snap off any bolt head.
> 2. But the reason I had not yet installed the
replacement clamp was for two reasons. 1. the bottom was not flat. On a
surface it rocks back and forth. When installed and things are tightened
may or may not be a problem. But it just does not seem right.
The clamps are heavily welded and hot-dipped galvanized so they started
off flat but the two hot processes have apparently had some effect. Is it a
problem? Not really. If you're really worried about it, put a washer between
the turntable and clamp for each bolt. Voila - flat.
> The other thing is
that the holes for the bottom bolts are very close to where other parts are
welded. You actually have to use a cutting wheel and cut the side of the
that it fits correctly.
The clamps are now supplied with 2 bolts with a flat side.
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