[TowerTalk] Rohn tower bolts
Dick Green WC1M
wc1m at msn.com
Sun Aug 27 22:59:39 EDT 2006
I got some interesting replies to my comment about Rohn tower bolts:
"nope, heads have been on the outside and nuts inside of every tower I have
put up, or taken down from others."
"Golly, did Rohn specify the boltheads on the inside? Do I have to do mine
"I have always had the bolt heads on the outside of the tower simply because
they are less likely to snag something: an up hall rope, me, antennas, etc."
Drawing A790135 R2 in the Hardware and Accessories section of the Rohn
catalog says the following:
"ALL TOWER ASSEMBLY BOLTS ARE TO BE INSERTED OUT AND/OR UP (I.E. WITH NUTS
AND PAL NUTS ON OUTSIDE OF TOWER FACE AND/OR ON TOP OF FLANGE PLATES) UNLESS
PROHIBITED BY LACK OF CLEARANCE."
I think N4XD's comments make sense, especially if cables are run on the
outside of the tower. What's the deal with putting the bolts in the way Rohn
specifies? Does anybody do it that way? BTW, my 55G bolt sets didn't come
with PAL nuts.
73, Dick WC1M
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