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Subject: [TowerTalk] Universial Freestanding Tower
From: (Larry Stowell)
Date: Thu, 14 Feb 2002 19:18:17 -0500
The mount is 6"steel pipe with two sets of fins, one set at the bottom(4
steel fins 6" total of 12" set at 90 degrees) and the other set about a foot
from the surface. There isn't any ground water here in North Carolina with
the red clay. Let me tell you it doesn't move. This is direct from the
mfg.they do not recommend concrete. The hole was back fill just as Utility
poles are- a little dirt pack- a little dirt pack.

Larry WA2SRY

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Universial Freestanding Tower

> Talkians:
> Sometimes I just can't believe the amout of
> misinformation and absolutes that get pawned off as
> verifiable truth on this website. Ordinarily it does no
> harm or potential harm. However this discussion of the
> aluminum vs steel towers and reduction of strength due
> to "work hardening" is in need of some scientific and
> engineering basis.
> The first order of business is the posting of an
> individual who relates that he installed a 75 foot
> cantilever aluminum tower without a concrete base in a
> hole that is 12" in diameter by 6 feet deep. Sir, if you
> installed that tower in the dirt then you are at risk of
> a failure of the soil at some time in the future due to
> the soil getting saturated with ground water or by the
> interaction of the soil and the aluminum. At 12 inches
> in diameter it must be a round section and not a
> latticed type tower.

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