Jump to content

Bent Mast Head


dtontarski
 Share

Recommended Posts

I thought I'd seen bent mast heads addressed on the forum before, but my search attempts failed. We get a lot of heavy ice build up and tree damage to the service drops around here and I see mast heads with slight bends frequently. Should I always call out bent mast heads and recommend further evaluation? This one today had a pretty good bend. It looks like once upon a time it had guy wires. Is this a definite replacement or would new guy wires be adequate? How should I write this observation up?

Download Attachment: icon_photo.gif Jane 047.jpg

168.76 KB

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Originally posted by dtontarski

I thought I'd seen bent mast heads addressed on the forum before, but my search attempts failed. We get a lot of heavy ice build up and tree damage to the service drops around here and I see mast heads with slight bends frequently. Should I always call out bent mast heads and recommend further evaluation? This one today had a pretty good bend. It looks like once upon a time it had guy wires. Is this a definite replacement or would new guy wires be adequate? How should I write this observation up?

I think that mast would be fine if someone added some stout guy cables.

I'd also mention the crappy flashing.

- Jim Katen, Oregon

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Jim -

I took a look in the Hansen book...and based on that I recommended replacement, new guy cables, or bracing....but I left is as - base the corrections on a further evaluation by an electrician (visit necessary due to panel issues). Yea the roofer did a nice job installing the third layer of shingles, but didn't have a clue about flashing. Thanks again and again....your responses have been very helpful.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...