Carl, VE9OV, wrote...
> I am about to pour about 5 cu yds of concrete into a roughly 5'x5'x5.5' deep
> hole dug by hand in gravel soil, thus making it impossible to have the sides
> smooth vertically. The bottom is bellowed out rather roughly. I would rather
> not have to put in forms for the concrete. In your learned opinions, would
> it be dangerous to just pour the concrete into the hole, over the rebar
Having just gone through this exercise, my installation instructions
expressly PROHIBIT forms. They specified a pour of a minimum size
with walls of undisturbed soil.
> Would a base poured thusly sustain a free-standing tower of 48' with a
> TH5DX on top without going out of plumb with time. The frost goes down about
> 3' to 4' depending upon the severity of the winters. Located in
> south-eastern New Brunswick right next to Maine. Your opinions would be much
Follow the K7LXC prime directive... do what the manufacturer says.
George T. Daughters, K6GT
FAQ on WWW: http://www.contesting.com/towertalkfaq.html
Administrative requests: towertalk-REQUEST@contesting.com