[TowerTalk] Adjustments to Tower Base Pier J-Bolts
h.duck at ameritech.net
Sun Jul 23 17:16:01 EDT 2017
Just thinking out loud.
Is it necessary to remove the template? Here's my thought. Assuming it
will work, try pushing the template up the bolts with the lower nuts,
assuming there are nuts below the template, use plenty of lubricant. If it
is possible to raise the template up to within 3 or 4 inches of the top of
the bolts, this should align the bolts for the tower. Lower the tower down
on to the bolts, lower the template by backing off the lower nuts. This
will result in leaving the template sandwiched between the lower nuts and
the bottom of the tower. Don't forget to take off the top nuts before
lowering the tower or you will need to lift it or buy three more nuts.
Howard, W A 9 Y B W
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paul Christensen" <w9ac at arrl.net>
To: "'Grant Saviers'" <grants2 at pacbell.net>; <TOWERTALK at contesting.com>
Sent: Saturday, July 22, 2017 9:44 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Adjustments to Tower Base Pier J-Bolts
> The issue is not just removing the template. I could just cut it off. I
> need to KNOW that the template can be removed without to ensure that the
> tower base will go on without difficulty. We can't be playing around with
> this on the day the 200 ft. crane arrives for the installation.
> Paul, W9AC
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Grant Saviers [mailto:grants2 at pacbell.net]
> Sent: Saturday, July 22, 2017 10:37 AM
> To: Paul Christensen <w9ac at arrl.net>; TOWERTALK at contesting.com
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Adjustments to Tower Base Pier J-Bolts
> On 7/22/2017 6:47 AM, Paul Christensen wrote:
>> In fact, the template used during the pour cannot be removed.
> Why?? That has to be easier and less risky than any other idea proposed.
> Grant KZ1W
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