I have an Tri-Ex LM470 and as I read this thread I can't help
thinking that this is NOT an LM470 tower!!!
The base is does NOT use anchor bolts in concrete!
Please see the attached LM470 diagram and RCB-70 base fixture which, by
allows for tilting the tower....
Base fixture is still available new from current tower manufacturer.
On Mon, 16 Apr 2012 07:54:23 -0600 "EZ" <EZRhino@fastmovers.biz> writes:
> In theory and if you followed the tower mfg. directions, the top of
> concrete pad will be crowned and water will not be trapped around
> protruding anchor bolts. Before I poured concrete, I painted the
> top of
> bolts (threaded portion) with etching primer. After my tower was
> I wet down the top of the bolts, nuts, etc. with WD40 and made some
> covers out of short lengths of PVC and PVC end caps. Water stays
> off the
> bolts now and the oil keeps them from rusting. Once a year I
> recoat with
> WD40, and they look as new as when they were installed.
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "K8RI" <K8RI-on-TowerTalk@tm.net>
> > To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > Sent: Monday, April 16, 2012 2:19 AM
> > Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Anchor bolts for LM470
> >> I'm talking about the threaded bolt above the concrete and
> exposed to
> >> the elements. I've seen the threads almost gone from bolts that
> >> protrude a few inches above the concrete in an area where water
> >> accumulate or at least be trapped for a few days at a time.
> >> 73
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