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Re: [TowerTalk] tower base question

To: "'Bill K2OWR'" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] tower base question
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Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2009 20:57:13 -0500
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Hi Bill,

It all depends on the mechanical properties of the rock formation.  Some
rock is mechanically stable, and many are not!

Ultimately the safety of the installation is the paramount concern. Thus:

Option 1: Have a licensed geologist obtain a core sample, have a
goetechnical report completed by a licensed engineer, and follow their
foundation design

Option 2: Install the foundation to spec.  This may/will require rock
removal to create the approriate sized hole for the recommended foundation

At the end of the day option 2 will probably cost much less.  It will
involve either an experienced jackhammer operator or a licensed explosives
expert, or both.  

73, Scott W3TX


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