[TowerTalk] tower fatality

K9MA k9ma at sdellington.us
Sun Jun 16 21:52:46 EDT 2019

On 6/16/2019 15:00, Dick Green WC1M wrote:
> You put the temporary guys on with the base section on the ground, then with at least one helper you lift the base section onto the pier pin. Then, with at least one person holding the base section in place, you tighten the temporary guys.

Just last week, I put up a pier pin base Rohn 25 just about that way. 
While waiting for my helper to arrive, I attached the temporary guys to 
the top of the first section. A second set of ropes were attached to the 
anchors, and loosely tied to the middle of the section. I then stood the 
section on end, lifted it onto the pier pin, and tied the lower ropes 
onto the tower. That kept it upright until I went around to the anchors 
and tightened the main temporary guys. When my helper arrived, we were 
ready to put up the gin pole and install the second section.

I wouldn't try that alone with Rohn 55, of course.


Scott K9MA

Scott  K9MA

k9ma at sdellington.us

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