In a message dated 2/20/03 5:03:38 AM Pacific Standard Time, email@example.com
> 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.
Just wanted to mention that digging a hole like this is potentially
DANGEROUS due to side sloughing. OSHA rules (that don't apply to
non-professionals like TowerTalkians but are pretty good rules to observe)
stipulate that any hole deeper than four-feet be shored up.
Personally I prefer wider, shallower holes that are easier to deal with,
are safer, and request my engineering plans accomodate this type of design.
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