Jim. most of the time I repaired a rung or welded a brace or bracket to a
tubular tower leg. it was close to the top or bottom of a section. i have done
two things. First and foremost I use a spray weld through primer, I spray on
the inside of the tube http://www.summitracing.com/parts/TRM-5917/ no
affiliation with them just use them for my other sickness . I then some times
use cold galvanizing with a gun cleaning tool. with a screw on swab ( shot gun
dipped in cold galvanize product ( read rich in Zink) and over coat the area
below and above the weld . YMMV 73's Wayne W3EA
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> Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 01:46:31 -0800
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Safe to buy 45G with a broken weld or bent
> Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 18:43:35 -0500
> From: K8RI <K8RI-on-TowerTalk@tm.net>
> 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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