Pump the concrete,you will need a soil density test.In Fl you need to get back
to 95% compaction by the Fl Building code.Rule # 1 follow manufacturers
instructions.You will need a FL PE to do it right.Hope this helps.
73 Joe K4XZ
> From: Jim Brannigan <email@example.com>
> Date: 2006/09/29 Fri PM 01:51:20 EDT
> To: WØQFC <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
> CC: email@example.com, FLBOATANCHORS@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] [Boatanchors] Base for tower
> It would seem to me that these questions are better answered by a local
> engineer in consultation with the tower manufacturer.
> >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
> > bottom.
> > 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
> > at them.
> > Your help will be greatly appreciated.
> > Best 73 to all.....
> > Gene, WØQFC
> > Spring Hill, Florida
> > WEB SITE:
> > http://www.w0qfc.com
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