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Re: [TowerTalk] New Tower / Florida Soil (sand) question

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] New Tower / Florida Soil (sand) question
From: kd4e <>
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2006 22:59:28 -0400
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20% increase in base size, thoroughly soaked
soil in hole to detect likely settling in advance
of pour, firmly packed, lots of gravel.

No official engineering just off the top of the
head ideas.

Engineers on the list will likely tell you I am
nuts but it worked for me!


> Well, I'm finally at the point of pouring concrete for my anchor holes
> and tower base for my 70' of Rohn 45 tomorrow morning at 7:30AM.
> (Purchased from our friendly tower purveyor K4XS, thank you Bill,
> Mahalo)
> I've been re-reading N1LO's excellent Tower Topics Notebook
> ( ) and have just become a little
> freaked out about my soil conditions...  I've followed the Rohn instructions
> to the letter regarding my holes, rebar, etc.... but I now realize these
> are for what Rohn calls "Normal Soil"
> Question:  Am I hosed because I have not made allowances for
> Florida Soil?  i.e. Sand!  After reading N1LO's description of normal
> soil, I am concerned that I've not done due diligence in this area,
> i.e. compensation for possibly not having "normal soil" 
> For you tower owners who live in Florida soil conditions, what adjustments, 
> if any, have you made to the Rohn specs for your anchor holes, etc...  
> Thanks for any guidance...
> George - Ku3o


Thanks! & 73,
doc, KD4E
... somewhere in FL
URL:  bibleseven (dot) com

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