[TowerTalk] why not regalvanize?

Jim Jarvis jimjarvis at verizon.net
Mon May 1 12:18:57 EDT 2006

The answer to "why not 'just' regalvanize?" lies
with the distance to the galvanizing outfit, and 
the galvanizing cost, plus the condition of the tower.  

It's not cheap to do, particularly if you have to 
truck the load several hundred miles each way.

In addition, most galvanizers won't touch a rusted
structure.  You can't zinc plate over iron oxide.
So if you see internal rust, it's probably a lost cause.


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