Its from Onion wrote:
> For the life of me cannot see why ham folks love square holes, much easer to
> dig round
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 ...
TowerTalk mailing list