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[Towertalk] Tower Bases

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Subject: [Towertalk] Tower Bases
From: (Zac Smith)
Date: Sun, 14 Jul 2002 09:54:24 -0500
those particular towers have a 30 foot pier or deeper, FULL of rebar cage
inside of them, im shure you could do that for the tower you got, but itd be
VERY costly to even go a fraction of that depth and still achieve the
engineering spec for the trylon, thatsd just my 2 cents

----- Original Message -----
From: "BILL STRAW" <>
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Sent: Thursday, July 11, 2002 10:11 PM
Subject: [Towertalk] Tower Bases

> 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?
> Bill WB0O
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