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Subject: [TowerTalk] Station design resources
From: (Greville Balzarini)
Date: Tue, 15 Apr 1997 15:15:58 -0400
I am not sure who wrote the original message or I would have sent a direct
I am new to Tower Talk but would like to add to the topic of a new house.

While putting in the foundation have the contractor put in a slab for the
tower, base the size on the tower spec.  Cheaper while the hole is open.
Rebar the tower base and make it large enough to increase the base size of
the tower if the need arises.
While you are at it, add a slab for the generator shed.  Only needs to be
about four to six inches thick, depending on your location.
I think I would look into the possibility of running the coax and control
wires through a large conduit into the ground and then through the
foundation wall.  The top of the conduit could have a ninety degree bent to
stop any water.  

Just thought I would add to the topic.
Good Luck

At 09:15 AM 4/15/97 -0700, you wrote:
>At 8:58 AM -0700 4/15/97, Rich L. Boyd wrote:
>>If you're building the house from scratch, consider having the builders
>>install ground rods below the basement concrete slab.  I've heard of this
>>being done.  Sounds like a slick idea to me...don't know if there are
Greville (Sandy) Balzarini, Parts Quality
IIS Varian, Gloucester, MA
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