Well let me see - 4x4x4 = 64 cubic feet or over 2 cubic yards. The
little mixer that a guy in the club lets us use does 2 and 1/2 to 3
cubic feet at a time, so that is 20 to 25 loads at 15 minutes per load.
This is five to six hours of hard labor for three to four guys. I don't
know about you, but I am out of shape and will need lots of help.
In my area we have a two yard minimum (which you nicely meet) at $62 a
yard. They backup and pour it in the hole. They also do a nice job of
quality control and can put in the air-entrainment stuff to make it
stand freezing weather better after it cures.
So on the one had we have a $125 outlay, and on the other we have 15 to
24 hours of hard labor plus materials which won't be cheap. I don't
think you will make minimum wage on the job and be tired and sore to
I vote to scrap the self-mix and have my friends come over for the tower
raising and antenna party.
Other than that - looks like a nice do-able tower project.
de n0yvy steve
> I will be erecting my first tower next spring, it is a 48'
> self-supporting. Plan to dig 4'x4'x4' fill with self-mix concrete. yes
> or no on this? Only beams to be installed on top will be a 6 meter
> cushcraft 5 elem beam, a dual band 2 and 70cm beam and on top will be a
> daul band vertical.
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