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Subject: [TowerTalk] Digging the hole
From: (Joe - KC2TN)
Date: Thu Feb 20 13:13:37 2003
Boy does this bring back memories!

My 6x6x6 hole for my self supporting tower started off real
easy. I live in the Pine Barrens of NJ, lotsa SAND.

So I decided to dig it myself. I got down 1 foot real easy,
Then I hit a hard layer....Well I figured I'd get the pick out
and went down another foot where it got soft again,
so I kept at it till I hit another hard layer after another
foot. By this time I was cursing myself for not getting some
power equipment. But since I was over halfway there, I finished
the job by hand over the course of a week.

Do yourself a favor and hire someone or get the right equipment.
I was lucky it didn't rain that week.

Joe - KC2TN

"If you're sure of everything,
        and it still doesn't work,
         one of the things you're sure of is wrong!"

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of VeeAthreePL
Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2003 7:57 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Digging the hole

Just wandering how long (in hours perhaps) it will take to dig 4 X 4 X 6
feet deep hole in medium to heavy clay using just hand tools like a
shovel and stuff by one person. I am looking for ball park number of
hours in order for better planning to put up my TX-455 crank up tower.

73 de Andy - VA3PL


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