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Re: [TowerTalk] TowerTalk Digest, Vol 94, Issue 20

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] TowerTalk Digest, Vol 94, Issue 20
From: Ro Grrr <>
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 21:33:06 -0400
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OK, How about pouring used motor oil onto the steel where it comes out of 
either the concrete or out of the dirt ?
I've never seen steel rust/corrode/galvanize if it's coated with oil.

And you can also consider BOILED LINSEED OIL.

After all, BOILED LINSEED OIL is THE main ingredient in ZIEBART !


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 Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 18:13:50 -0400
 From: "Tony Brock-Fisher" <>
 Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Protecting Buried Guy Anchors
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 >Would it be a good idea to protect against this by applying lime at regular 
 >intervals around the guy anchor to increase the 
 soil ph?
 Absolutely not. Increasing the pH could make the problem worse. The issue is 
that while there is sufficient galvanizing applied to tower components to 
protect them in air, this amount of zinc can be uickly used up when buried 
 I would direct you to review an article in the current issue of QST, "Is Your 
Tower Still Safe", by yours truly. It will explain the problem; how to do an 
inspection, and what to do to control corrosion fter the zinc is gone.
 Tony, K1KP


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