Actually it's more than a yard... it's the principal of following the
manufacturers instructions or not, and it's also a question of the proper
way of pouring tower foundations... using forms and backfilling. I was
commenting on your implication that common sense is a substitute for proper
engineering analysis (for Hams). Even professionals occasionally get in
trouble using "common sense" instead of doing the calculations. Sometimes
the proper approach is counter intuitive. I suspect in this particular case
(toes or no) no harm would be done, but some earlier posts made me cringe...
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Jordan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Mel Martin" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, June 30, 2002 8:08 AM
Subject: Re: [Towertalk] 'Toes' of a tower concrete base
> SOrry Mel,
> BUt we talking about an extra cubic yard of concrete...not taking
> chances in my view or most folks with any common or practical sense!