[TowerTalk] Rohn U-bolts
Roger (K8RI) on TT
K8RI-on-TowerTalk at tm.net
Sun Jul 30 08:41:29 EDT 2017
Good galvanizing is also very rough to the touch. If it's been out in
the weather a few years, it may be a dull gray, but still rough.
Be sure to use galvanized nuts as well.
On 7/29/2017 Saturday 1:46 PM, Patrick Greenlee wrote:
> 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.
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