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Re: [TowerTalk] Tower Leg Maintenance

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower Leg Maintenance
From: Ken <>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2011 17:23:34 -0500
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I've often thought about interior rust but I've never heard of anyone doing 
anything about it.

Years ago I had some off brand tower which I spent many hours removing rust and 
repainting.   I have often wondered what the interior condition was like.

I guess that's one thing in favor of aluminum towers.


On Dec 6, 2011, at 4:39 PM, Frederick Vobbe wrote:

> I think most of us with older towers have, at one time or another, 
> painted or at least removed rust starting on the outside leg of a tower, 
> and repainted it.
> Has anyone done anything to the inside of the leg?
> The reason I ask is because I'm sitting here in my office this morning, 
> with the scanner on, listening to a guy tell other hams how he removed 
> the top plate, and poured a sealant down the tubing, (American Tower, 
> like a Rohn 25), which is to keep it from rusting from the inside out.
> In my 50 years of working with this stuff, I don't recall anyone talking 
> about something like this.


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