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Re: [TowerTalk] us tower 85 feet

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] us tower 85 feet
Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2012 14:43:38 -0400 (EDT)
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>  I just had a "us tower" ma-850mdp rope rust-out and break.  The tower 
telescoped straight down. I'll be getting a crane to bring it down. My  
question is what's the chance of it being damaged. forth and 
would be damged....
    Bummer, Dude! The only way you're going to know is  to try to extend it 
once it's horizontal. You may need some heavy duty  chain-hoist type 
pullers to get it apart. The fatal things might be the cable  attachment 
I'm betting you and a clever welder/machine shop can help  you get it 
working again.
Cheers & GL!
 PS - How old was the tower? Had the cables ever been lubricated?  (Next 
time use PreLube on the cables annually and avoid this problem.) Do you  live 
in a hostile cable environment (salt water, air pollution, etc.)?

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