[TowerTalk] Engineer's seal for Hytower
Tue, 19 Oct 1999 10:26:48 EDT
In a message dated 99-10-19 10:00:50 EDT, email@example.com writes:
> I've already discussed this with the building inspector. I asked if
> the seal was required since its a commercial free-standing antenna.
> He said I should be able to get one from the manufacturer. The thing
> that makes it require a seal is that its over 40 ft. tall. According
> to city ordinance any antenna/tower structure over 40ft. requires a
> permit. All permits require a seal.
Yikes. Gotta follow those rules.
> I did send off an email to MFJ to see if they had such a seal but I
> wanted to also check with the TT folks to see if I could get a
> quicker response.
MFJ? Good luck. They don't have any structural PE's on their staff.
Wouldn't do you any good anyway since it has to be a PE in your state. My
advice is to get a local PE to do the calcs on what it really is - Rohn BX.
How many sections is it? If it's 3, then it'd be BX-1, BX-2 and BX-3. What
info and drawings that are available are in the Rohn catalog (which are
available from http:www.championradio.com). Check the ARRL website for
volunteer engineers - http://www.arrl.org/field/regulations/.
Cheers, Steve K7LXC
Champion Radio Products
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