[TowerTalk] Adjustments to Tower Base Pier J-Bolts

Paul Christensen w9ac at arrl.net
Mon Jul 24 12:12:48 EDT 2017

> "Please explain why the J bolt fabricator can bend the end of the J bolts
into the shape of a "J", but OTOH, the installer cannot put a very slight
bend into them."

Good question.  They're only called "J-Bolts."  In reality, nothing is bent
when used on the larger bolts for Pirod towers over 100 ft.  Instead,
loading plates are welded at several sections along the bolt.    

Paul, W9AC

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