bottom mounted rotor

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barney
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bottom mounted rotor

Post by barney » Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:25 pm

I have read several articles about mounting your rotor at the bottom of your tower. I have a Rohn 25 g 60 ft tall. Any thoughts would be appreciated, I'm 76 years old and it is harder than finding hens teeth than to find some one to clime a tower.

k9yli
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Re: bottom mounted rotor

Post by k9yli » Mon Jun 13, 2016 1:41 am

60 feet of pipe will be rather heavy as an addition for the rotor to turn..
plus you would have to slide the pipe into the tower and then push it up and add another piece..
easier if the tower was put up with the pipe inside already..

K7WYR
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Re: bottom mounted rotor

Post by K7WYR » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:25 pm

I had my rotor at the bottom of my tower. I used chain link top rail bought at local hardware store maybe ace hardware, any way I think i paid $11.00 for a 25 ft. stick. These pipes are swaged on 1 end so they fit together real easy, then drive a tech screw to hold them together. I took 3/4 in. plywood drilled a hole in one end just alittle bigger then the top rail. Be sure to treat the plywood so it will last. mine are still up there, after painting mount them on the cross bars about 6 or 8 feet apart, and make them long enough to hold the pipe in the center of the tower. my rotor was at a good working level. I was 74 yrs when i did mine, kinda a fun project. Good luck Doug k7wyr

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