Monday, March 30, 2009

Mini Tower

This mini tower is 3 meters high. The pole that slides up the center is 5.8 meters long and fits just below the guide at 1.9 meters up. I think this was an old windmill tower and worth its weight in gold just for the two castings that make up the top plate and guide.

It was in poor condition with the legs rusted out at the top plate. I flipped the legs due to a bend in one which was less pronounced, after some bashing with a sledge hammer, at the top and cut about 100mm off each leg. I drilled all new holes and a full set of new galvanized bolts finished the hardware.

Then came a full paint job with "Galvit" galvanizing paint and a heavy layer of water based paint. Now I have to figure out how to get it up with a 5 element tri bander on it.

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