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[TowerTalk] Plumbing and Bracing Tower Before Cement Pour

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Plumbing and Bracing Tower Before Cement Pour
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Date: Wed, 18 Aug 1999 10:41:19 EDT
I received my building and zoning permit yesterday for my 75' 25G tower.  My 
hole is dug (4.5' deep, 2' square) and I plan to have that inspected on 
Friday.  Next I'll pour gavel and sand in the hole for drainage (6").  I have 
a company coming to screw in the guy anchors either tomorrow or next week.  I 
plan on putting 3 - 10' sections together first and put my 24' mast inside 
those sections so I can lift it up thru the tower when the full tower is in 
place.  My question is how do I go about bracing the first 30' of tower so it 
won't move during the cement pour.  I plan on having one set of guys on the 
tower (the first guy at 23') to stabilize and plumb the tower with the 
turnbuckles.  Should I use some sort of bracing at the bottom so it won't 
kick around while the concrete is being placed in the hole?  Any comments 
would be appreciated.  Thanks and 73, Jack W4NF

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