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[TowerTalk] Square vs Round Holes

To: Its from Onion <>
Subject: [TowerTalk] Square vs Round Holes
From: Dino Darling <>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 14:10:55 -0700
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-=Since everyone else takes liberties of changing the SUBJECT name of
the thread, let me give it a shot also.=-

"Save on concrete"?  Its not the shape of the hole that matters, but the
size of the foundation. :-)

A 36" hole would need to be deeper, and in my opinion, too small of a
diameter.  Even a 60" hole would need to be deeper to make up for the
loss of the "corners" of a square hole.

Dino - K6RIX

  -------- Original Message --------
 Subject: [TowerTalk] excavator
 From: "Its from Onion" <>
 Date: Mon, May 12, 2008 1:49 pm
 To: "towertalk" <>
** Lee George wrote: **

 Hi Scott,
 Nobody said the hole has to be square. Find a utility pole contractor
 has a digger derrick truck with a 36" bit.
 ALL OF the traffic light / street light poles in your city have round
holes and you cant knock 
 them down with a truck. Trust me, I seen it tried.
 Might even save on concrete.
 For the life of me cannot see why ham folks love square holes, much
easer to dig round
 F. Lee George (KE4VYN)
 Construction Supervisor (retired)
 Traffic Engineering
 City of Birmingham


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