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Re: [TowerTalk] Gin pole use instructions

To: "'Michael Ryan'" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Gin pole use instructions
From: "Drax Felton" <>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 2008 08:23:28 -0500
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Thank you, that makes sense.  I have never seen one being used - that is my

The "loop over the top" part meant that I was trying to lift up the pole and
clamp with the clamp near the bottom on the gin pole.  That made lifting the
whole thing awkward and I didn't have enough leverage to keep the pole top
against the tower.  To keep the thing from tipping over I looped a rope
around the tower and pole so it couldn't topple over sideways while I
manhandled the clamp into place.

-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Ryan [] 
Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 1:49 AM
To: 'Drax Felton'
Subject: RE: [TowerTalk] Gin pole use instructions

Pulley goes INSIDE, right over head. 
Position the clamp as high up on the tower section as possible.  You may
have to swing the clamp slightly side to side to fasten correctly so watch
for that.
Carry the unit up with the clamp at the top, fasten to the leg, somewhat
loosely until you have pushed the pole PAST the top of the tower, then
tighten the attaching clamps.  The outside wing nut allows you to raise and
lower the pole, and again the pulley is INSIDE.
I would secure the pole when moving to the next section.
Not sure what you last sentence meant about a LOOP OF ROPE OVER THE POLE...


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