I bought a used Hy-Gain HG-70HD tower. The guy I bought it from built a
homemade rebar base for it. I would like to get some guidance from the group
on the following issues:
1. Size of rebar: I need to convert the diameter to rebar "size"
2. Welding: The rebar cage has been welded, not wired together.
3. Rust: The rebar cage is quite rusted. I assume that I will need to
clean the rust to achieve good contact with the concrete.
4. Design: Does anybody have the design for the HG-70HD base? Of
course, I can probably use a base for a similar size tower as a go-by.
I would appreciate any input I could get to determine if this FREE base is
good enough, or should I purchase a new one from Hy-Gain for $349(?) I will
be happy to photograph this base and send it to anyone nice enough to
evaluate it. I want to make sure the tower stays up in the worst on
conditions. I know the base is a critical part of that and I just want to
make sure it is ok.
Thanks and 73,
Allen Ross Brier, N5XZ SET
BriTech Systems Incorporated
NICET Fire Alarm Level IV
NICET Sp. Hazards / Sprinkler Systems Level I
1515 Windloch Lane
Richmond, Texas 77469-2553
(281) 342-0940 (FAX)
(713) 705-4801 (Cell)
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