[TowerTalk] [Towertalk] Nice pad, no bolts !
Mon, 27 Mar 2000 23:20:31 EST
In a message dated 03/27/2000 5:48:53 PM Pacific Standard Time,
> Maybe the towertalk bunch can help me on this. I have a tower pad,
> 5'X5'X7' very nice shape, but the bolts were cut off by a previous
> owner. We found the pad under a gazebo! Some papers
> in the garage had the size, and construction "plans".
> I've heard of epoxy, etc for installing bolts. Any ideas guys?
Wow - a buried treasure! After drilling appropriate sized holes, you
can use industrial epoxy to install your new anchor bolts. Common hardware
store-grade all-thread is only good for light-weight installations so consult
the yellow pages for a supplier of these high-strength bolts. Also ask them
about their industrial epoxies and ask them to recommend one. This method is
used to anchor some really big stuff so it'll work fine for ham applications.
That's an industrial-strength hole that'll hold just about any ham
structure but make sure it's right for your job.
Cheers, Steve K7LXC
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