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[Towertalk] 25GSSB New? Baseplate

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Subject: [Towertalk] 25GSSB New? Baseplate
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Date: Fri, 2 Aug 2002 10:33:25 EDT
In a message dated 8/1/02 8:28:01 PM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

> what is called grout is added under the plate...
>  grout is a very flowable version of "concrete" - a small form is made on 
>  top of the pour and the grout is then mixed and placed into that form ...
>  grout is VERY fluid and will flow into even the center of your plate ... 
>  once it sets you will have the weight being able to be spread out over a 
>  large area ...
>  just prior to doing the grout verify not that the plate itself is level 
>  - not by checking it - but, by installing the first section of tower and 
>  making sure that IT is plumb! there may be small irregularities in the 
>  length of the plate's stubs that slip into the legs or their welding 
>  which could translate to the plate itself being level but the tower 
>  section being crooked - which is really what this is all about!
    Yes - a typical spec calls for non-shrink grout. I have to go to a 
concrete supply house to get the right stuff - I haven't been happy with the 
stuff available from the big box hardware store. 

Steve     K7LXC

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