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Subject: [TowerTalk] grouting
From: "Michael J. Castellano" <>
Date: Mon, 14 Aug 2006 22:17:11 -0400
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Grouting under base flanges is used for:

1) prevention of water entry under tower base flanges.

2) keeping critters like wasps and hornets from building  a condo.

3) to a very small extent, prevention of nuts from loosening. The nuts should 
have to depend on grout fhor their integrity)

4) deterrent (not prevention) to someone loosening the  flange bolts.

5) aesthetics

6) satisfy the local building codes, laws.

grouting adds little if any load bearing capaqcity, and it is not meant to do 

Non shrinkable grout is readily found in construction supply stores, or ask a 
local contractor where HE buys his.

In a pinch (and I mean in a pinch) you can use a good quality mortar mix. 

Did 5 years of construction before getting crazy and doing tower work!

stay safe and keep smiling

Mike KM1R
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