I had two bend several cross braces on my USTower also for the same problem. I
stretched a string from top to bottom along
the round bar braces and two were bent in more than the others and these were
the two the cable was rubbing on. I would avoid
hammering on the braces and devise a long pry bar that hooks around the brace.
I used a 10 foot length of 2 inch water pipe because that is what I had
on hand. Hammering on the galvanizing can damage the galvanized coating and
create areas for rust to develop.
If you do decide to hammer, use a block of wood to protect the brace.
my two cents
On Oct 18, 2012, at 12:16 PM, Justin Whitstine wrote:
> I have no experience at all. But, I would think securing a piece of teflon
> or delrin to the tower would be a better way of accomplishing your goals.
> Bending the tower supports doesn't seem like the safest idea.
>> Date: Thu, 18 Oct 2012 11:31:57 -0700
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>> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Crank up tower bracing rubbing against cable
>> Hi All,
>> Thank you for the replies. Some of you replied to me in private. Unless
>> I'm told otherwise I plan to bend the Z bracing a bit to eliminate the
>> interference. I'm not sure yet on how to do that. I do have a
>> sledgehammer. Maybe I can take a rebar and hammer the rebar against the
>> center of the Z brace. The steel used in my tower is very soft and it bends
>> easily. I will give it a try and let you know how it turned out.
>> Best Regards,
>> Jonathan Woo, W6GX
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