Cell Tower Installations
Tower Mount
THIS CHOKER WOULD HAVE BEEN OF BETTER SERVICE if it was fashionably tied into a hangman's noose for the tower tech that decided to leave out a couple of mounting frame bolts. It is not known if the mount was unable to be completed because of a fabrication error. What is known is this frame in Athens, GA has been sitting like this along with numerous loose bolts for at least four years. The good news is the customer has been made aware of it and it is being repaired.
Photos courtesy: Mark Cooper of TriCon/TowerWerks, Inc. If you see an inventive, humorous or shoddy shortcut, please take some photographs and send them to info@wirelessestimator.com.
Broadcast Tower
ALTHOUGH WOOD IS KNOWN FOR ITS STRESS CRACKING LIABILITIES, we're sure that this installer just wanted to ensure that there was no galvanic reaction. Most accessory manufacturers and suppliers have dropped lumber antenna mounts from their catalog since they can't be competitive with the big box hardware chains. Photo courtesy of Joe Majorins who found the 2x4 during an inspection in Scottsbluff, N.E. If you see an inventive, humorous or shoddy shortcut, please take some photographs and send them to info@wirelessestimator.com.
Cell tower Installation
PERHAPS THE TOWER TECH WAS A CARPENTER IN AN EARLIER CAREER and still wanted to remain proficient in his skills, in case he was ever let go for quality control issues, but replacing a ceramic insulator with plywood just isn't going to cut it. Tower engineer Abe Bennett of KPFF Consulting Engineers found this arrangement while performing an inspection as part of a structural analysis project in Memphis, TN. The installation contractor had used the layers of plywood to mount an insulated FM transmission line clamp to a 605-foot AM tower. If you see an inventive, humorous or shoddy shortcut, please take some photographs and send them to info@wirelessestimator.com.
Microwave Mounts
PLANK PATH ALIGNMENT HAS NEVER BEEN EASIER - Forget those fancy, expensive and accurate path alignment boxes - unless, of course, they're made from lumber - for critical optimization. Just go to your local home improvement store and look in the creosoted 2x10x8 microwave strut aisle for all of your alignment needs. For high vertical alignments you will be required to nail two planks together. A contractor was hired to replace the strut after the client discovered that all tower companies are not created equal, no matter how similar their names might sound. If you see an inventive, humorous or shoddy shortcut, please take some photographs and send them to info@wirelessestimator.com.  
Broadcast tower mount
 
 
   
     
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