well there are lots of PE's that disagree. I have formed hundreds of holes 36"
round X 8 feet with 4 yards of cement and they have held up for years.
When was the last time a tractor-trailer truck struck your tower and it stayed
Also, what basis are you saying the hole would have to be bigger? I can
provide (and have on here) drawing certified by PE and state contractors that
disagree with your assessment.
----- Original Message -----
From: Dino Darling<mailto:email@example.com>
To: Its from Onion<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, May 12, 2008 4:02 PM
Subject: Square vs Round Holes
-=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" <email@example.com>
Date: Mon, May 12, 2008 1:49 pm
To: "towertalk" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
** Lee George wrote: **
Nobody said the hole has to be square. Find a utility pole contractor that
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)
City of Birmingham
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