[TowerTalk] tower disassembly
jimjarvis at optonline.net
Tue Jul 15 04:55:35 EDT 2008
We're taking down 70' of rohn 25g, with a foldover section @ 30'.
The tower is presently folded over, and has had antennas and rotor
so it's in the shape of a carot, or upside down V.
Rather than play with old, loose guy wires, I'm inclined to cut a
leg on this
thing, and pull it over. We have a clear, level fall zone, and
plenty of work
room outside of that, for human safety, when it goes.
As I see it, the weight of the hinge section, plus three upper
sections, will exceed
the rating of a Rohn ginpole. In order to disassemble this, we have
to bring it to vertical,
and take it apart one section at a time. This will require re-
guying, as I don't trust what I see.
Does anyone think that cutting one leg, and pulling on a guy isn't
the most efficient way to go?
About the only concern is that the foldover back-boom is not in the
plane of the direction we would
drop the tower. It would strike first, and could damage the boom,
or the hinge.
As a variant, we MIGHT be able to get at the top section, and remove
it...which would allow the
section above the fold to go to vertical, and thus move the back-boom
away from harm.
Comments on-reflector, please.
And thank you.
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