On 6/29/2011 5:59 PM, Bill Feissner wrote:
> I Installed 2 Rohn towers some years back and my instructions right from Rohn
> stated to coat the tower legs with black roofing tar below and above where
> the legs come out of the cement. I gathered the purpose was because water
> inevitably lays around the legs and this would protect them. These towers
> have been up many many years, with maintenance of course, and so far no
> trouble and no corrosion around the legs where they come out of the concrete.
Two years ago, I poured cement around 4 ft of Rohn 25 for a 120 ft
tower. I had previously painted the entire tower with ordinary house
paint to minimize visibility. As it happens, I poured cement for a
second, shorter tower yesterday. I used Rustoleum on that one. In both
cases, the tower base sits on a 6-inch layer of large gravel so that the
legs can drain.
73, Jim K9YC
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