[TowerTalk] Powder coat or galvanize - tree mount fixture
wlanddx at gmail.com
Fri Jul 10 11:22:48 PDT 2009
I am currently engaging a steel shop to build a swing gate to side mount a
yagi to a large tree. This will comprise the rotor shelf/top plate for the
as well as the vertical steel plate(with torqe distributors) to lag bolt to
the tree .
There is a swing gate as well.
Something like the BM1/RM16 in the link as below, except that it is
customized for a tree
It should also work for this configuration ( see picture #2), except that
the rotor will be inside
the contraption and the swing gate is not needed, but can be replaced by a 2
inch stub pipe.
Now i was offered 2 choices:
b) Powder coat
Galvanize - Is expensive, since the galvanizing firm has a fixed minimum to
write up an order. But i know is pretty durable.
Powder coating - I was told by the steel shop that it should be relatively
in expensive. I don't know much about the durability of this method.
I am leaning more towards the Galvanizing.
Any suggesitions , please fire away?
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