I originally wanted to install my antenna tower on the two floor side of my side split house. The plan was that I probably could have climbed the final section and a half easily for maintenance. I have since changed up the plan and will design a hinge base for the tower. That only leaves me with a small section on the other side of the house where a tower could be lowered without hitting a tree. My other worry about the North side of my house was that all the stations are to the south and I would be receiving signals over 40+ feet of metal roof. They say that if you 10 feet above the the roof diffraction would not be an issue but I am not convinced.
First step was to manually push up two section against the wall. I was unable to safely raise three sections at once. So in the end I "walked up" the bottom two and then carried the third section on my back up the ladder. This worked surprisingly well! I then attached the third section to the eaves. I forget what I used for facia when I built the house but that tower is solidly attached to the house. I am very happy with the results. Now I dig out for the base.
Just a blog about what we and the kids are up to. Also some projects that I may be doing.