[TowerTalk] Installing a US Tower tilt-over crank-up

Alan NV8A nv8a at att.net
Mon Jun 19 09:24:08 EDT 2006

On 06/19/06 08:57 am K7LXC at aol.com wrote:

>>  E.g.  http://bellsouthpwp.net/k/4/k4zzr/tower1.html
>>  (although I  don't like the look of his rebar cage)
>     Huh?!? What's not to like? It looks pretty much  like it should and it 
> won't have any problem passing the inspection (if there  is one). 
>     I always add an X of rebar to several or all  of the faces to make the 
> cage more rigid - then you can climb on it if  you have to.
>     Other than that it looks good to go.

It looks as though his horizontal members are each 4 separate bars tied 
at the corners rather than being a single bar formed into a square 
wrapped around the vertical bars and (if I am understanding correctly 
the foundation drawing on the UST Web site) "overlapped" at one corner. 
What I see in the photo of K4ZZR's setup looks to me as though it would 
be more likely to deform -- if not fall apart -- as the concrete is 
being poured.

It doesn't look to me as though he's following your "Do what the 
manufacturer says" policy.


Alan NV8A

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