12# per foot would not be unreasonable considering what you may be expecting
it to do. I have the same mast with a 2 el 40 and a C31XR and plans for a
80m rotatable dipole. I may overload the tower at that point but I have the
luxury of collapsing the telescopic tower during extreme wind conditions.
----- Original Message -----
From: <rrent gdaught6@Stanford.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, January 20, 2004 2:13 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Weight of Chromolly
> On 20 Jan 2004 at 14:25, Mark Beckwith wrote:
> > >Can anyone give me an Idea how much a
> > >20' x 1/4" piece of Chromolly tubing would weigh?
> > I've lifted one or two of these and from what I remember it was 12
> > per foot. I should add "with a little help from my friends."
> That seems high to me. I got one a couple of years ago, (20
> feet long, 1/4 inch wall, and... the missing dimension... 2"
> outside diameter) and I recall it being something like 115
> pounds. At least that's the weight the shipper charged for.
> Two of us could lift it with minimal grunting, so the 115
> number seems right.
> George T. Daughters
> Associate Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery (Consulting)
> Stanford University School of Medicine
> Stanford, CA 94305
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