. . . just make sure he runs the calculations *before* using the beer!
"It really depends on how our nation conducts itself in foreign policy. If
we're an arrogant nation, they'll resent us. If we're a humble nation, but
strong, they'll welcome us."
--George W. Bush in the second presidential debate
> In a message dated 2/21/03 5:22:14 PM Pacific Standard Time, email@example.com
> > Is soil with a high sand content any problem for tower base installation???
> Yes - it doesn't have the loadbearing capacity of other 'soils'.
> > If so, what is recommended?
> Typically you'll have to have your concrete be more able to bear the
> overturning and other forces which means you should have an engineer design
> the base for you. You can find a Volunteer Consulting Engineer (VCE) for your
> state at the ARRL website. Or buy one of your engineering-type buddies a case
> of beer to run the calcs.
> Steve K7LXC
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