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Re: [TowerTalk] 1026 DOM mast material

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] 1026 DOM mast material
From: K8RI <>
Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2012 16:26:19 -0500
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On 1/14/2012 12:39 PM, Eugene Jensen wrote:
> I didn't want to bore the group with all the details but the first thing is
> the  surface prepare work. I ran a wire wheel down the entire length, a
> double coat of primer  and a double coat of paint. Since we had close to a
> gal of each left over  we cap the one end and poured both in turn down the
> center. It dried real quick and it now 15 years later and both it and the
> switchgear  building that this paint was used on still look like the day it
> was painted.
That's what I did with the previous installation, but the last two 24' 
lengths of 2" DOM (1/4" wall) ended up with 1/4" end caps welded in place.
The end caps are self defense against critters, the stinging kind of 
which we have plenty.


Roger (K8RI)


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