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Re: [TowerTalk] excavator

To: Its from Onion <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] excavator
From: David Gilbert <>
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 14:19:04 -0700
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Its from Onion wrote:
> For the life of me cannot see why ham folks love square holes, much easer to 
> dig round
> ones.  
What makes you think it is discretionary for the average ham?

1.  Backhoes generally dig square holes.  An auger large enough to dig a 
large hole is going to be much larger and more expensive than a backhoe.

2.  Rebar cages are easier to build square.  Admittedly a minor point, 
but one I'm sure that influences typical engineering practice.

3.  Engineering drawings from the tower manufacturer almost always call 
out square holes.  A building inspector would very likely disapprove a 
deviation from square to round.  Yes, you can hire an engineer to 
generate new drawings for a round hole, but ...

Dave   AB7E

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