[TowerTalk] Rohn U-bolts

Patrick Greenlee patrick_g at windstream.net
Sat Jul 29 13:46:25 EDT 2017

Unfortunately many folks don't know plated vs galvanizing. Plated is 
shiny and dead easy to screw a nut onto a bolt. Good galvanizing looks 
dull gray if it has been any  reasonable time since galvanized and is 
often a little more friction when putting a nut on a bolt.  For the 
neophyte... Galvanized fasteners look more primitive, less perfect in 
appearance but far superior in how long till they may rust. Zinc plated 
is very inferior to galvanized hardware in longevity while exposed to 
the environment.

Patrick        NJ5G

On 7/29/2017 11:27 AM, Rob Atkinson wrote:
> I've heard that you have to be careful sourcing hardware for a tower,
> especially from a non-tower manufacturer.  It has to do with the
> galvanizing.  From what I've been told, the non-tower intended
> hardware has shall we say, "casual galvanizing" and the tower stuff is
> galvanized to be up in a hard to get to place for a long time.
> Rob
> K5UJ
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