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Re: [TowerTalk] Homebrew Crank-up

To: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Homebrew Crank-up
From: jimlux <>
Reply-to: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <>
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2010 08:14:55 -0700
List-post: <">> wrote:
> Plan to budget about $9000 for a licensed PE and SE team to study,  
> stamp, and approve the plan for TIA-G for the zip code of the project.  
> Otherwise, if there is a failure/property damage/injury, the liability  
> falls on the shoulders of the builder. Pun intended.

Oddly, depending on how it's done, it might not fall under TIA-222.  I 
don't think tower trailers follow TIA-222, for instance.

It might be more like an extending boom crane, from a regulatory 
standpoint. Or some other weird thing.

$9K doesn't buy a whole lot of engineering hours, by the way... 
designing something like this is a somewhat bigger job than that.

But, sure.. if it falls down, he/she who built it is on the hook.

By the way, googling for "temporary lighting tower" or "temporary 
communications tower"  brings up lots of companies who build stuff like 
this, with pretty detailed photos and drawings for design ideas.

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