[TowerTalk] Refurbishing tower sections

Terry Gerdes terry at ab5k.net
Sat Apr 29 11:36:03 EDT 2006

I was given a 150 foot R25 tower last year that had some serious rust damage 
to one leg at 60 feet.  We  dropped the second set of guys and pulled it 
over with the truck.  It was definitely rusting from the inside out.  It may 
have been a bad galvanized section from the factory.  Pic at: 

73 Terry - AB5K

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Red" <RedHaines at centurytel.net>
To: "TowerTalk" <towertalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Saturday, April 29, 2006 10:06 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Refurbishing tower sections

Perhaps it is wise, when refurbishing a galvanized tower section that
shows some rust, to inspect the inside of any tubular member for rust or
other deterioration.  Rust is a symptom of deteriorating galvanized
coating, which may, in some cases, occur inside a tube at a rate greater
than on the outside.  If the galvanized coating fails on the inside,
painting the outside only may not make that tower section safe to use.

73 de WOØW

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