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[TowerTalk] buried tower section???

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Subject: [TowerTalk] buried tower section???
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Date: Tue, 1 Jun 1999 11:11:22 EDT
In a message dated 99-05-31 23:20:00 EDT, writes:

<< Construction on the addition to our home began and the excavation fellow
 said the tower was not a problem.   However, when you excavate a full cellar
 that is 70 ft long and nearly 20 ft wide, you move a lot of dirt... and the
 surrounding yard suddenly was about two feet higher than before... and
 because of the grade, my towers lowest section is now buried three feet deep
 in new earth.
 My question:  the soil is well drained sandy loam... should I uproot the
 whole tower and replant?   Will the galvanized Rohn section corrode soon and
 fail? >>

         My recommendation is to dig out the section and then paint it 
thoroughly with a roofing tar or similar substance. It's a good practice for 
when you bury a section in concrete too. Whether your soil is positive or 
negative ph, a protective coating will prolong the life of the galvanizing 
and the reliability of the base especially since you can't see the buried 

Cheers,   Steve    K7LXC

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