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Subject: [TowerTalk] Round Hole vs Square Hole...
From: (Jim White, K4OJ)
Date: Sat Mar 29 19:37:04 2003
When I lived in Homestead, FL I did this...

The ground there is coral - or - oolite - it is too hard to dig with a 
pick and shovel and you have to use something mechanical.... it is plain 
olde hard!

Because of this there are a lot of company's that drill holes for 
landscaping, etc....

It was a joy watching the guy bore the clean holes in the ground.

I also used elevated guy anchors so you would not get decapitated

The only thing easier than that wa watching the ready-mix truck fill up 
the holes.

NEVER AGAIN will I seat this kind of work - unless you are in training 
for the Navy Seals have somebody else make ur holes for you!


Jim, K4OJ

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Dino Darling wrote:
> I was reading, with great interest, W5AJ's website about his tower install.
> He hired a boring company to "drill" his hole.
> Using a standard square 4'x4'x5' deep hole as an example, and knowing 
> that a "square" has more area than a "circle", could you use a 4' round 
> hole that is DEEPER in order to make up for the lack of "area"?  (I know 
> what I'm trying to say...I just hope I've been able to communicate it to 
> you.)
> Mr. Wood makes a great argument when he says, "The boring machine has a 
> cleaner hole providing virgin undisturbed soil for the concrete. There 
> is no back filling or tamping of soil when your done with this one."
> Educate me!
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