In a message dated 5/12/2008 2:12:49 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
> 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)
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.
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