Think there's more than just augered holes. Maybe "pad
and pier" construction with a square pad 18 on a side,
5 or 10 feet down, with "piers", round columns of
concrete showing above ground.
--- BILL STRAW <email@example.com> wrote:
> A new cell tower was put up down the road a few
> ago, and I went over to check it out. It is a tripod
> freestanding and at least 150'.The tripod at the
> is about 12 feed on a side. The base is augered
> filled with concrete, of unknown depth. One hole
> 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
> rather then the massive 6' X 6' X 6' chunk of
> that is indicated. Why isn't this type of base used
> for smaller towers?
> Bill WB0O
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