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Re: [TowerTalk] Filling in anchor holes

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Filling in anchor holes
From: "AA6DX - Mark" <>
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2006 17:10:50 -0700
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Back when, we used gunny sacks for covering the tower base (or other 
concrete job), and then sprinkled them .. if need be, continually ... that 
is to say, burlap.  I used to get chicken feed, cow feed, etc. sacks for 
that purpose.  Nowadays, pinto bean sacks come that way, if you buy in Dove 
Creek, Colorado ( been there .. done that .. a year ago ) ...   Worky Worky 
... 73 Mark Nelson  -  AA6DX

mailto: AA6DX@ARRL.NET

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Dick Green WC1M" <>
To: "Tower" <>
Sent: Thursday, September 07, 2006 9:13 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Filling in anchor holes

As has been discussed extensively here, it's recommended that the surface of
concrete be kept moist during the cure time. That's a straightforward
proposition for the pier, but is it standard procedure to leave the anchor
holes open during the entire cure time so that the top surface can be kept
moist, or is it OK to fill them in after the concrete sets (say, after a
couple of days?) Wouldn't several feet of dirt act to keep the top surface
of the concete from drying out too quickly? What do the experts do?

Thanks & 73,
Dick WC1M


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