[TowerTalk] Adjustments to Tower Base Pier J-Bolts

Steve Maki lists at oakcom.org
Sat Jul 22 22:33:15 EDT 2017

Hmm. Crane operators that are used to stacking slip joint monopoles up
to 250' would smile at that.

Steve K8LX

On 7/22/2017 21:42 PM, Paul Christensen wrote:

> I should also mention that after working with several crane
> operators,
> detest using their gear for any purpose other than to lift and place.
> For example, they will not use the end of the boom for any pushing
> action, nor do they like to swing the boom back & forth during
> lifting action.   So, even if the tower base holes are close but
> require a friction fit, that doesn't mean I can get a crane op to
> lift the tower off the pier in the future for maintenance purposes.
> That said, I'm inclined to ensure
> a free-fit between the J-bolts and the tower base.
> Paul, W9AC

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