That could work; how much concrete does US Towers want?
Do you need to permit the work? If so, and even if not,
I'd solicit advise from a structural engineer just to be
safe. If you do pour against the existing block, my
recommedation would be to use a concrete epoxy bonding
agent to fuse the two faces together. Properly used,
this stuff has a stronger bond than the concrete itself;
you want to eliminate the cold joint. Hilti makes hammer
and concrete coring drills and the epoxy joint material
for the bolt holes. Check out their website. Phil
> I put up a 40' free standing aluminum tower last last year, with a
> 2-element quad on top. The tower was easy to walk up and seems to be
> exactly what was advertised.
> The problem is that, as the years have passed, I find I am no longer a
> climber --- even for a little 40' tower. In retrospect, I should have gone
> for a crankup (with the lifting/tilting device, as well). I am trying to
> estimate how much hassle there would be in changing towers. My target
> would be the U.S. Towers 55', three-section crank up.
> I currently have about 2.75 yards of concrete in the ground, in an
> irregular 3 x 4' pattern, about 4-5' deep. Could I use this as the base
> for the crankup? I would cut off the current mounting leg connectors,
> drill fairly deep holes in the concrete and use construction epoxy to hold
> the new mounting bolts for the crank-up. Should I pour more concrete next
> to the current mass (and maybe drill a few connecting rebar holes to link
> the two "pours" together)?
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