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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] excavator
Date: Mon, 12 May 2008 17:36:09 EDT
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In a message dated 5/12/2008 2:12:49 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

>  Nobody said the hole has to be square.  Find a utility  pole contractor 
has a digger derrick truck with a 36"  bit.

    But his request for a 5x5 hole, not 3'.  

>  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.
    Right, but these are all on the street. Easy to  drive up and get to 
work. Most hams have their towers in the backyard, and  access is the big 
And those augering rigs are BIG. 

>   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 
        Sure, when you work for  the city and you don't have to pay for it. 
The last auger I got a price for  was going to be $4-8000. Don't mean to pick 
on you Lee but it's easy when all  you have to do is fill out a requisition. 

Steve    K7LXC
Professional tower services for hams

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