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[TowerTalk] galvanizing

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Subject: [TowerTalk] galvanizing
From: "Steve K7AWB" <>
Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2011 17:47:15 -0800
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I took a steel 24 foot, 2" OD mast to a local galvanizer to do it to make it 
rust resistant and pretty as I would use the mast in one of my future 
towers.   They said they had to put two small holes in the ends to suspend 
it while in the "tank" so I said sure.   When I got the mast home, it was 
warped as if it was made very hot while suspended horizontal...catenary 
curve type.  Now it is not straight and when I put it on the garage concrete 
floor, you can see its warping.  Tough lesson learned I guess.


Nine Mile Falls, WA
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