[TowerTalk] tower disassembly

Phil Howlett w9xx at hughes.net
Tue Jul 15 05:59:44 EDT 2008

I have 2 of these Rohn foldover towers, each 58 ft high with the  
extra section below the hinge. I have moved both one time. With the  
tower folded over, I used a second winch with the cable running  
through a second pulley attached at the top of the bottom section and  
the cable attached near the hinge point of the top section. I then  
removed both hinge bolts and then lowered the top section down.

The remaining lower part of the tower can be disassembled normally.

On Jul 15, 2008, at 7:55 AM, jim Jarvis wrote:

> TT:
> 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
> removed,
> 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.
> N2EA
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