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Posted: 9/6/2010 2:06:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/6/2010 2:10:48 PM EDT by HistoryGradStudent]
Hi Folks,
More of the 17 foot "tower of terror" unfolds
About the only thing to do now is the cross bracing with rebar. Atr the moment it seems very sturdy! So the rebar is added insurance!
Most of the hard part is behind me.
The "Triangle" is about 2 ft. x 2ft.' by 2 ft.
The upper portion of the triangle is 1 ft. x1 ft. x 1 ft.
I'm not sure if you can see it but each section where the triangle braces are, is the connection to the tower.
So far I have burned about 25 lbs of 1/8 inch welding rods probably another 5 lbs to burn in attaching the rebar.
I wore a respirator type mask ( replacement cartridge type) the whole time while welding this galvanized pipe, plus the wind help keep the fumes away too.
Now to attach the rebar and do some painting...
The grip hoist raised it and lowered it swell at this point. Also the 40 foot gin pole in the back ground is 4 inch schedule 40 pipe.
I will also do another test raise after the rebar is attached.
In the foreground you can see the 10 footer tail and blades in relationship to the 17 footer tail....quite a differance! But things must be much stronger for the swept area of these blades!
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