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[TowerTalk] Digging the hole

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Digging the hole
From: (VeeAthreePL)
Date: Mon Feb 24 09:29:04 2003
Thanks Bill
I plan to hire couple of students to do the job for me.
Thanks for the syggestion

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From: Bill Coleman <>
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Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2003 16:55:28 -0500
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Digging the hole

> On 2/20/03 7:57 AM, VeeAthreePL at wrote:
> >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.
> Well, digging a 2x2x4 hole for my Rohn 25 took about 5 hours of
> digging. 
> 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
> also 
> 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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