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 lot..like 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
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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