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
Because of this there are a lot of company's that drill holes for
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
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!
Heah - only 28 days until the Florida QSO Party, check it out at:
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
> 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!
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
> Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with
> any questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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