[TowerTalk] Installing a mast..same thread, different name
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Sat Apr 20 18:52:17 EDT 2013
Fine, as long as the ginpole can be counted on to handle the extra weight.
As others have implied, there is no good substitute for adequate
headroom, yet just getting a longer 2" aluminum tube isn't a panacea
either - the sight of a ginpole folding over is a bad sight to behold, I
know from experience (many years ago).
Once you move from a small Rohn type pole to something that can SAFELY
handle 20' heavy steel masts and 20' tower sections, you get into a
totally different realm, where adequate ginpoles are heavy enough that
they require at least a capstan winch to move them up and down the tower.
For operations similar to that being discussed I use a Rohn 25 track
pole that places the roosterhead 25' above the tower top. The extra
headroom might seem excessive, but it's a joy to be able to move the
load around at will without having the load line pulling sideways. The
three sections of 25 plus roosterhead plus track weighs in at around
300lbs, but I don't feel safe with anything less.
On 4/20/2013 12:27 PM, Peter Voelpel wrote:
> With my just 2.5m height of the gin pole above the tower I inserted
> 6m long masts easily. I just added enough intermediate weight to the
> lower part of the mast to keep it vertical.
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