[mythtv-users] Reconnecting an old antenna
jaw1959 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 21 14:14:06 UTC 2007
I'm not sure that's a better idea. If you knock the tower over because of
the side load you're introducing, you're no better off than if you had
climbed it in the first place. A tall tower will be much stronger in a
vertical loading condition than a side loading condition. If you do use the
ladder, you should still check the guy wires (assuming they exist) to be
sure they are sound. They are what will be supporting you if you do use a
ladder. If you do use a ladder, keep it as vertical as you can to minimize
the side load at the top. If you're unsure, tear it down and put something
up you can work on confidently.
//got an A in statics
On Dec 21, 2007 9:03 AM, Marc Sherman <msherman at projectile.ca> wrote:
> David Brodbeck wrote:
> > I'd second this.
> > Beware ... These towers are usually hollow, and can rust from the
> > INSIDE! They can also fill with water, freeze, and split! If there
> > are any signs of corrosion or cracking, do NOT climb the tower. Take
> > it down, get another. It can be replaced, you can't.
> > Also, if the tower has a rooftop mount, or a tilt-over type mount,
> > don't try to climb it. Those types of mounts are not designed to bear
> > the weight of a person, at least not without temporary guys.
> Wow, thanks for all the advice, folks. I've actually climbed the tower a
> few times since I bought the house, to inspect the roof. I had no idea
> what a risk I was taking.
> The tower is literally right beside the house, and I've got an extension
> ladder, so I'll climb the ladder to do the antenna work.
> - Marc
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