Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2007 11:37:37 EST
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] change towers?
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In a message dated 1/13/2007 8:00:28 A.M. Pacific Standard Time,
> If I took the tower down is there a way to use the present base for a
> The base is 10'x10'x5', 18 yards of concrete. Could I use the presents
to make a steel frame to fit the new tower or should I drill into the
concrete and glue
in new pegs?
Hiya, Ron --
Your present concrete base is FB and you don't need a steel frame. Just
drill into the concrete where you need to and then epoxy the anchor rods in.
Your local rental yard should have everything you need. A concrete bit will
drill you a hole in a minute or two and the epoxy is stronger than the
concrete so you'll be good to go! Contractors do this kind of thing everyday.
TOWER TECH -
Professional tower services for hams
If I may play the "Devils advocate" for a minute. Depending on the overall
total amount of "gray matter" an individual may or may not have, just how deep
would one have to drill/epoxy??? I know of some individuals who would take
your statement to mean if they drilled 2" (inches) and epoxied (sp), it would
hold up a tower. While others would know better, and get proper engineering
(Just trying to protect the innocent here)
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