[TowerTalk] Rustoleum is the answer

Rex Lint rex at lint.mv.com
Sat Mar 27 22:42:46 EST 2004


I think all is not lost!  I took down a tower, then used the base that was
left by building up a form around the concrete that was there, anchoring a
pier-pin (huge-ass stainless bolt) in the center, putting some rebar in the
holes from the previsous tower, then pouring about 3 sack's worth of sacrete
in the form.  It came out great!  I put a pier-pin base for a rohn 25G on
the bolt.  Then I built up 100 feet worth of 25G on the base.  It hasn't
flown up, into the air, so I think it's working ok in holding the tower to
the ground, anyway...

So as long as you'd consider using a pier-pin type base, GO FOR IT!

Rex - K1HI

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-----Original Message-----
From: towertalk-bounces at contesting.com
[mailto:towertalk-bounces at contesting.com]On Behalf Of Neal Cox
Sent: Friday, March 26, 2004 12:17 PM
To: towertalk at contesting.com
Subject: [TowerTalk] Rustoleum is the answer

Just read your comments Jim. Man, the rust seems to be pretty thin. I used a
wire brush and removed
some rust on the first section and coated it with Rustoleum Cold Gavanizing
Compound and thought
it was going to work, but in about one week I noticed some rust bleeding
through. I've investigated all
kinds of rust removers, encapsulators, inhibitors ect. but have doubts about
them all. I may have to take
it down and junk it. Man, that thing is set in 5 yards of concrete! I wonder
if any kind of tower could be
anchored safely into this base with large concrete anchors? I suppose I
could replace this tower with
one just like it but I'm not absolutely sure that the base stubs are really
sound. I don't really have
enough room for guy wires so that limits the possibilities further.  Oh
well, thanks for your comments
Jim. I'll get it figured out. Oh yeah, back in the 80's when I put this
thing up the concrete cost me about
the same as the tower!

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