[TowerTalk] Protective Coatings for Beams

Roger L. Elowitz K2JAS@worldnet.att.net
Sat, 11 Apr 1998 19:17:38 -0400

Hi Jim,

Thanks for all the interesting off-topic info. However I have only two
questions... has the aluminum withstood the onslaught of ocean salt
deteriorating substantially.... and was yours coated with Krylon?

Roger, K2JAS

....And a Happy Easter and a Joyous Passover to ALL.

At 07:43 AM 4/11/98 -1000, you wrote:
>Here on Kauai,  most beams of which I am aware were
>sprayed with Krylon clear coat;  this includes my Mosley
>TA-34-XL which has been up since Dec. 1992 (its the one
>the insurance company paid for after Hurricane Iniki!).
>At the time I was told by many that the Mosley beams
>were the strongest in  standing tropical storm winds,
>and our usual 30 to 40+ mph Spring trades; it certainly
>would not stand up to another Iniki,  however!
>Had it down to tighten the feed line connection a couple
>years ago;  all appeared to be fine.  Now I am about 2
>miles in-island from the ocean,  and about 500
>feet higher  (the usual slope of the Pacific shield
>volcano islands which can rise up several thousands
>of feet in 10 miles --  Kauai is about 24 miles across,  and
>the central volcano, Mt. Waialeale,   rises to about
>5100 feet asl;  the ocean depth just a few miles off
>shore all around Kauai is about 6000 feet deep,  the
>base level of the volcano which formed this island some
>6 million years ago,  so they say --now how is that for
>off topic trivia information,  hi.)
>73,  Jim,  KH7M
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