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Re: [TowerTalk] Fw: tower base question

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Fw: tower base question
From: Joe - WDØM <>
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 08:22:49 -0700
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Hi Bill,

I went through something close to what you're experiencing, but the rock 
on my 5 acres is just 6 inches under the soil.  You can see how I did it 
on my web site:

Click on "Ham Radio", then on "Tower Project". 

Hope that helps....if you have questions, let me know.



>> My entire property seems to contain a serious rock shelf about 3' down 
>> everywhere I dig.
>> I would like to dig a hole down to that rock surface, then drill and 
>> install some rebar or something before I pour concrete in order to 
>> anchor to the rock at least a little.
>> I plan to gin pole the tower up as I have done several times in the 
>> past.,
>> I don't think I need the sort of base I put in for free standing 
>> crankups , since this one will be seriously guyed 3 ways at 3 points
>> So mostly the base is for support from sinking. My plan is to 
>> attach/weld some rebar to one section, then sink it into the hole and 
>> fill with concrete.
>> Since I can only get three feet down I was thinking maybe I could 
>> drill and epoxy some rebar into that rock and just pour around the 
>> tower section I put in there.
>> Does this make sense?
>> If not, what do you recommend?
>> If it does, do I just drill holes and lay in the rebar? What do I use 
>> for epoxy?
>> _______________________________________________

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