[TowerTalk] Tower Bolts
kdutson at sbcglobal.net
Tue Aug 29 15:48:45 EDT 2006
>Finally of course this is something you inspect during your annual
maintenance climb up the tower. We all do that, right?
Well, the obvious answer for most is very rarely. I may be the exception
since I regularly climb. My experience is that if a tower is assembled
according to spec and using good, mechanical skills, one need not worry
about problems unless the tower has been exposed to harsh weather conditions
such as 100mph winds and/or icing. By far, the most critical thing to
inspect on a guyed tower is the guys and their attachments, both on the
tower and on the guy anchors.
73, Keith NM5G
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[mailto:towertalk-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Phil Camera
Sent: Tuesday, August 29, 2006 2:28 PM
To: towertalk at contesting.com
Subject: [TowerTalk] Tower Bolts
I'm a little slow but here's my experience.
What's the deal with putting the bolts in the way Rohn specifies? Does
anybody do it that way?
Every tower I've ever been to or climbed on has the bolts inserted from the
outside with the nuts on the inside. Even the pictures on the Rohn website
show them that way. Just try climbing a tower that would have the bolts
inserted from the inside with the bolt and nut sticking out from the tower
leg. Just one snag on your flesh will convince you why they are not done
that way. And if you use binoculars, you should be able to see virtually
alll from the ground. Finally of course this is something you inspect
during your annual maintenance climb up the tower. We all do that, right?
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