[TowerTalk] Installing a US Tower tilt-over crank-up
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
It doesn't look to me as though he's following your "Do what the
manufacturer says" policy.
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