I plan to hire couple of students to do the job for me.
Thanks for the syggestion
From: Bill Coleman <email@example.com>
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>
Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2003 16:55:28 -0500
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Digging the hole
> On 2/20/03 7:57 AM, VeeAthreePL at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> >Just wandering how long (in hours perhaps) it will take to dig 4 X 4 X
> >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.
> Well, digging a 2x2x4 hole for my Rohn 25 took about 5 hours of
> Now, I don't know about you, but I wasn't going to risk injury by
> actually standing in the hole, so after the first foot, I did all my
> digging with a post-hole digger -- which took a lot longer.
> Even so, you're talking about a lot of dirt. You're talking about 8000
> lbs of the stuff. You not only have to dig it out of the ground, you
> have to move it somewhere.
> It might be a really good idea to rent a small backhoe for this job. It
> would go much quicker.
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