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[Towertalk] Lost My Tower Tuesday

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Subject: [Towertalk] Lost My Tower Tuesday
From: (Kim Bottles)
Date: Thu, 27 Jun 2002 20:28:30 -0700
The legs in the concrete are filled to the top with epoxy and it does
not hard freeze in Seattle.

Also see LXC's post about epoxying in all-thread for a mounting base as
an alternative.

Hire the PE and I am sure he/she will allow for all issues.



-----Original Message-----
From: Ford Peterson [] 
Sent: Thursday, June 27, 2002 8:11 PM
To: Kim Bottles; Mike Rhodes; Tower Talk Reflector
Subject: Re: [Towertalk] Lost My Tower Tuesday

Kim wrote:

> We drilled three 3" or 4" holes (I can't remember exact diameter) 
> about a foot deep and then set the legs. About a week to cure and up 
> went the tower.

Sounds like it would hold, BUT....

It seems to me that one missing piece is the drainage.  What about
moisture accumulated inside the legs?  Where is it going to go?  I live
in Minnesota. Those legs would fill with water (even from condensation)
and split end-to-end at the first hard frost and right at the transition
from concrete
(glue?) to air

Florida or Texas might be a good gamble.  Anywhere else and you are on
your own...

My $0.02


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