[TowerTalk] Tower Rust

Phil Camera kb9cry at comcast.net
Tue Aug 29 15:16:11 EDT 2006

I used a similar coating that worked on the other rusty areas, but this
>is the most severely damaged area.  I suspect that I will be able to
>arrest the rust.  My question is how much I have compromised the
>strength of the leg.  Also, since there is an actual hole, what would
>this group recommend I do about it.

I'd be worried about rust inside of the tower legs.  If the environment is that bad and you've battled rust on the outside, then surely there's rust forming inside of the legs.  How old is the tower?  You may wish to replace the top section if not the entire unit.  Every tower has a useable service life and depending on the conditions eventually needs to be replaced.  

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