sand is better to put the tower base into than you think.
1. you can haul 50 lb or 80 lb bags of ready mix to the site. Since the
"dirt" is sand, the drainage is better than loam that is very
"boyant". The RBS and RBX difference is the RBS is 14 inches and the
RBX is 19 inches wide and both depths are 72 inches or 6 feet. I would
therefore, make the hole 18 or 19 inches by 6 feet deep and pour my own
ready mix concrete in the hole. I'll help you if you like.
Anyway, if you went to 14 or 16 inches by 5 feet in the Florida sand,
it would be good. The drainage is good, especially on your hill.
Hauling one bag of 50 lbs or 80 lbs at a time..... over a period of
time... then mixing it in a wheelbarrow or 5 gallon can.... and pouring
it into the hole will work fine...
Hope this helps. Bob
I need the collective opinion of the group on what would be the best and
easiest way to mount my tower.
The tower is either a model RBS-50 or a RBX-50 made by EZ-WAY. (Both models
are similar according to the catalog sheet).
The mounting post I have is for surface mount and not the so called "Wonder
Post" that is put into the ground.
The work involved with pouring the required concrete base of 2-1/2 yards
would be very difficult for my location. The tower will go in the back yard,
which is about 150' from the street and approximately 20' higher in
elevation (Too much work to 'barrow' the stuff up the hill).
So, now the question is would it be adequate to use the Wonder Post type of
mounting; I can make my existing post into a WP by using a 4" dia. steel
pipe inserted into my existing post, with the appropriate fins welded on the
The biggest concern that I have is the soil (Really just sand) that we have
here in Florida.
A few years ago, I had a similar type tower that was about 35' extended that
used the WP and it was up with a TA-33JR for 3 years with no problems.
The 'new' tower will have a 6 and a 2 meter beam and one end of a long wire.
So, what say all the tower guys?
BTW, I have the complete spec sheets on the tower is someone wants to look
Your help will be greatly appreciated.
Best 73 to all.....
Spring Hill, Florida
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