Saturday, July 28, 2007
A Bit Out of My Reach
So, I have a TV antenna on top of a 20ft tower on my property. One of the previous owners put it there. I don't use it because there is another antenna on top of the mobile home that I have connected to my RV.
The problem is that it has started to lean. It used to be tethered but two of the wire cables have come undone. I think the trees they were attached to have since died. The frugal side of me would like to find a way to gently ease it down and then sell the antenna and the tower. This is not something I can do myself though. I could also wait for it to fall down and then sell the tower alone since the antenna will probably break.
In the mean time, I bought some cable and connectors to anchor the tower so that it won't fall over any time soon. Unfortunately a big storm was moving in this morning and I didn't have a lot of time to secure it. The tether is not tight so if there is a lot of wind it will probably break.
Oh well, I made an effort. I can fix it later if it is still standing after the storm. Maybe sacrificing the antenna would be the best and safest way to bring the tower down. Then I can take it appart and sell it on craigs list. My neighbor would be happy to see it gone. The first thing he asked me after I bought the place was when are you taking down that tower? I guess it clutters his view.
Posted by Daizy at 5:36 PM