I still like the idea of going out to one of the local cemeteries and hire
one of the professional diggers there to handle the chore!
73 --- Mark AA6DX
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2003 9:17 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Digging the hole
> In a message dated 2/20/03 3:58:31 PM Greenwich Standard Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> << Suggest you dig it 4 X 4 X 1 and then multiply that time by six! >>
> Unfortunately it doesn't work that way.....As a veteran who has dug a few
> 5x5x6 holes for Heights and Universal towers, I wish it did.
> As you get deeper than four feet the amount of energy exerted to dig
> becomes non-linear. When the hole isn't that deep, you can throw the dirt
> the side. When you go down four, or five or six feet you have to lift it
> shoulder height or higher and be darn sure the shovel-load is all thrown
> outside the hole. Nothing is worse than lifting it up and not throwing it
> far enough and having most of it slide back down into the hole.