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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] CONCRETE CURING
From: Alan NV8A <>
Date: Tue, 29 Aug 2006 08:27:52 -0400
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But shouldn't the engineer's design of the foundation take that into 

Alan NV8A

On 08/29/06 06:51 am Pete Smith wrote:

> It seems to me that this discussion is missing one important distinction - 
> guyed tower vs self-supporting.  The latter puts much more strain on the base 
> and any embedded foundation pieces, while the load from a guyed tower is 
> almost all vertical compression.  One former denizen of this reflector had 
> several fairly tall Rohn 25 towers simply footed in gravel.  Our old ham club 
> had a short one (20')mounted on top of a building in DC with the base simply 
> guyed across the roof to several vent pipes , to keep it from popping out 
> (yes, we WERE nuts), considering the liability implications, but this was the 
> 70's)

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