[TowerTalk] Stainless Bolts and Nuts on Tower

n4kg@juno.com n4kg@juno.com
Sat, 13 Nov 1999 07:28:53 -0600

On Wed, 10 Nov 1999 03:49:06 +0000 Ron Youvan <ka4inm@gate.net> writes:

> Hi:<< For our tower applications, we're looking at resistance to 
> shearing on
> the bolts. The need to achieve perfect torque values is not so
> necessary for this sort of application. >>

>   I was taught the way the Rohn towers and the like, (sleeved leg)
> work is: The bolts don't support the weight of the tower, the 
> bolt/nuts squeeze the sleeve onto the top of the leg of the section 
>below it.
	HUH?  Have you looked at the leg joints?  Do you really
	believe that the PRESSURE of the connection against
	the inner leg is what supports the tower and NOT the
	bolt itlself?   This makes no sense to me.  N4KG
>   Was I taught wrong?	     YES  (N4KG)
> BTW Rohn sells bolt/washer/nut (I hope with PAL nuts) sets for each 
> size of
> tower they make, about $3.10 (as I remember) for one section 6 of 
> each)
>   73 (= Best Regards) de: Ron ka4inm@qsl.net
> VISIT my HAM WEB SITE at: http://www.qsl.net/ka4inm
>   using LINUX here & loving it!

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