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Subject: [TowerTalk] Safe to buy 45G with a broken weld or bent
From: "Jim Thomson" <>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 01:46:31 -0800
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Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 18:43:35 -0500
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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Safe to buy 45G with a broken weld or bent

On 1/16/2012 5:31 PM, James Wolf wrote:
> What about the galvanization on the inside of the tower leg?

Where every you weld on the outside the galvanizing will likely be 
burned off on the inside and likely at least half an inch farther than 
the actual weld. That's why the welding is done before they hot dip 


Roger (K8RI)

##  somebody asked abt the inside legs.  After you clean the inside legs,cap 
the 3 x ends off.
Put the section on a single saw horse. use a funnel and pour a ton of that ZRC  
stuff  down each leg.
Then cap off the upper 3 x legs.   Then rock it back and forth , like a 
teeter-totter. Then flip the
tower onto a different face..and repeat the procedure.  Open off 3 x caps at 
one end...ONE at
a time..and pour  out the excess into a container.  Repeat the for the other 3 
x legs.  Make sure you drain
out the excess.  You might be able to use paint mitts to do the outside of the 
towers.  Then no overspray,
which just wastes  the expensive ZRC anyway. Think ZRC comes in 1 qt and also 1 
gal containers. 
Not doing the inside of the legs with ZRC is just asking for trbl down the 
road.  You can also pour ZRC
down the inside of legs on any crank up tower..while it's standing vertical.  
Bit more of a trick though,
but it works. 

later... Jim   VE7RF


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