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## Re: [TowerTalk] Digging a 5'x5'x8' tower footing

 To: RICHARD SOLOMON Re: [TowerTalk] Digging a 5'x5'x8' tower footing Jim Lux Mon, 12 May 2008 16:33:56 -0700 mailto:towertalk@contesting.com>
 ```RICHARD SOLOMON wrote: > If my math is correct (only took off the left shoe), the LM-470 requires > a base > 3.5' X 3.5' X 7.5'. that equals a 4' diameter by 7.5' deep hole. > Now I need to talk to the Tower folks and see if they would sign off on > that. > If volume is the relevant thing, yes. As a practical matter, the holes I've seen drilled have always been much deeper than in diameter. In your example, perhaps 3 ft in diameter by 13 feet deep, or 2.5 ft by 19-20 ft. An interesting question.. what if you were just to drill/dig a 2 foot diameter hole and bury some length of tower segments, in either dirt or concrete? If you do it like telephone poles, they bury 15-20% of the overall length and they do it in plain old dirt. _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________ TowerTalk mailing list TowerTalk@contesting.com http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/towertalk ```
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