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Re: [TowerTalk] Help ID Tower and Dealing with Rust

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Help ID Tower and Dealing with Rust
From: Jim Lux <>
Date: Tue, 09 Aug 2011 21:58:50 -0700
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On 8/9/11 5:56 PM, J. Dolson wrote:
> Gentlemen,
> I weighed one of the 10' tower sections and found it to be 40 lbs.  This
> seemed a bit heavy for an aluminum tower, so I put a magnet on the section
> and it does attract a magnet.
> Does this mean that it's steel?  Any idea what type of steel towers are
> generally made from?

*inexpensive* steel <grin>

realistically, it's some normal cold rolled steel of some sort (a 1xxx 
series) that's easy to weld and form.  It's not like they're going to 
make it out of 4160 Chrome Moly or some exotic Maraging steel.

The strength comes mostly from the shape/lattice

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