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[TowerTalk] Tower Complaints & backhoes

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Tower Complaints & backhoes
From: (Lee Buller)
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 1997 20:01:57 -0500 (CDT)
>Bob Wruble wrote:
>> after cigarettes comes alchol
>WAIT A MINUTE! NOT ALCOHOL!  (Nah, those guys all drink it too...)
>> > From: Monte Stark <
>> For those
>> > who wondered about the base/anchor points.....base is 5'x5'x4' deep
>> > with 3 levels of re-bar. The guy anchor points are cut 9'x2.5'x4' deep.
>> >
>> > Why so big??  Well, the back hoe had a 24" bucket and the ground was
>> > nice and moist and bingo.....bigger than I wanted! There is almost
>> > 8 yards of concrete!
>Hoo boy!  I went through that too...  Thought I was a big shot that
>couldn't dig 3 holes..  I had a backhoe out here for another project and
>asked him to dig the holes...  $1,200. bucks worth of concrete later, I
>had tower bases!  Boy, will I ever dig in the future!  Those scoops are
>ok for width, but the hole ends up WAY too long!
>Chuck, KE5FI
You ever thought about investing in some wood and plywood and building 
forms?  Backfilling and packing the dirt?  They do that with basements all 
the time.


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