Plan on installing the "Wonder Post", etc. exactly as specified by the
They have already paid the engineers to do the math. When it comes time to
pour the concrete, go around and find an area where there is alot of new
home construction activity taking place. Look for a concrete mixer truck and
a bunch of guys pushing wheelbarrows. Wait for them to finish their pour,
then walk up and offer them a couple cases of beer and $15 cash per hour (or
whatever rate is appropriate for your area) to come to your place one late
afternoon with their wheelbarrows. Three men can wheel and pour that 2-1/2
yds in less than an hour. Your total cost including the concrete will be
less than the engineer's fee alone. Make sure the beer is pre-chilled and on
ice so you will have no problem getting them back for the next project.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jim Brannigan" <email@example.com>
To: "WØQFC" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <email@example.com>
Cc: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <FLBOATANCHORS@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Friday, September 29, 2006 12:51 PM
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
> are similar according to the catalog sheet).
> The mounting post I have is for surface mount and not the so called
> 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
> 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
> 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 biggest concern that I have is the soil (Really just sand) that we
> here in Florida.
> A few years ago, I had a similar type tower that was about 35' extended
> 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
> 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:
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