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Re: [TowerTalk] Grouting a New Tower?

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Grouting a New Tower?
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 10:12:15 -0500 (EST)
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>  Have the same tower, I am wondering about the benefit of  grouting, 
especially after taking down a TMM433 that had a lot of rust  underneath 
the base plate as a result of the grouting.  My inspection  of street 
light standards has been inconclusive 50/50 grout/no grout.   Same with 
cell towers with nuts under the base plates, mostly no  grout.

>  Besides UST recommending it, why is it an  advantage?
    You use non-shrink grout and it's supposed to  become part of the 
weight bearing base. 
    If you flood the base with grout, it should keep  out any water - well, 
most of the water anyway. 
    And the LXC Prime Directive still applies to "DO  what the manufacturer 
says". But I'm open to real engineering answers on this. 
Steve     K7LXC

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