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Re: [TowerTalk] Tower lawsuit

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower lawsuit
From: Ken <>
Date: Sat, 4 Feb 2012 10:23:20 -0500
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On Feb 4, 2012, at 9:17 AM, Jim Thomson wrote:

> To have a tower  fall full length and still remain on  your
> own property is pretty tough if a ham lived on a typ city 50' x 
> 120'  or  similar. 
> Freestanding towers, like Trylons  are designed to break at the 40' 
> level..and not at the base.
> They will not  fall full length.   A UST  crank up is the same deal, they 
> break 3 x sections up. 

SOMETIMES they break in the middle.   Not always.   I'll bet a guyed tower with 
a minimum base will fall intact if a guy wire fails.

If you elect to live on a small lot, I can certainly understand regulations. 

> Now if a 100' tall tree on my own property, falls  down on my neighbors' 
> house, the neighbors'
> own house insurance covers the damage.   If the neighbor does not have 
> insurance, he is outa
> luck. My insurance does NOT cover my neighbors' home.  Same deal with my 
> tower. 

Trees are different than something YOU erect.   If I were your neighbor and 
your tower fell on my property and caused damage, I certainly would expect YOU 
to pay for the damage.   Why should **I** pay for **your** failure?

And, as has already been noted, if you have a defective tree and do not take 
care of it, you can be sued if it causes damage.



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