[Top] [All Lists]

[TowerTalk] Protecting Buried Guy Anchors and Tower Sections

To: "Ro Grrr" <>, <>
Subject: [TowerTalk] Protecting Buried Guy Anchors and Tower Sections
From: "Mark Robinson" <>
Date: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 09:16:41 -0400
List-post: <">>
A product like Waxoyl would be good too.

I wanted to pour oil down inside the legs of my 86 foot Rohn 45 which is 
buried in concrete.  What is the best way to do this? Will it be possible to 
get one of the tower bolts out to do this or is this impossible with all the 
weight on the lower sections now

Mark N1UK

> 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 !
> RoGrrr
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

> 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 underground.
> 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.
> 73,
> Tony, K1KP


> >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?
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 
> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


TowerTalk mailing list

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>