Some of us who upgrade to different towers don't want to start over by
digging a new hole, and using TriEx's huge base fixture, and pouring more
concrete when there is a perfectly good concrete base with bolts already
there. That is what this discussion is about. At least orignally.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, April 16, 2012 9:42 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Anchor bolts for LM470
> Hello All,
> 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
> the way,
> allows for tilting the tower....
> Base fixture is still available new from current tower manufacturer.
> Ted K2QMF
> 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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