A new cell tower was put up down the road a few weeks
ago, and I went over to check it out. It is a tripod
freestanding and at least 150'.The tripod at the base
is about 12 feed on a side. The base is augered holes
filled with concrete, of unknown depth. One hole under
each leg, I think most of us have seen this kind of
base. Question: can this base be used with a smaller
self supporting tower, say 5 feet on a side. It sure
seems like it would be easy to auger an 18" diameter
say 8 foot deep hole under each leg of a Trylon tower,
rather then the massive 6' X 6' X 6' chunk of conrete
that is indicated. Why isn't this type of base used
for smaller towers?
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