[Top] [All Lists]

Re: [TowerTalk] Mixing concrete for a base

To: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Mixing concrete for a base
From: jimlux <>
Reply-to: "Tower and HF antenna construction topics." <>
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2010 22:46:30 -0800
List-post: <">> wrote:
> I did a lookup for you and see you are in NC.  Most  places have a 
> 5 yard minimum and either charge you for 5 yds whether or not you  use it.  
> A few may give a few bucks off, but the mud is going to be very  expensive 
> for a 2.2 yd load.
> Mixing that much concret in a wheelbarrow sucks and to do it  right is 
> going take a long time.  I strongly recommend a mixer for about  $45 a day.  
> The 
> amount of gravel and sand you will have to bring to your  site is 
> formidable.  Then you have to unbload it from the truck and then  fill the 
> mixer.  To 
> mix and pour 2.2 yards with a helper should take no  more than half a day.
> My recommendation:  Find some "honey dos" like a new walkway,  patio, etc. 
> to do at the same time so you can use a full 5 yd  delivery.  Better yet, 
> put up a second tower!

Or, do they have those haul-it-yourself (U-Kart is the brand around 
here) plants that put 3/4 yard or so into a trailer you tow to your job 
site.   Not as good as a monolithic pour, but a heck of a lot better 
than 15-20 1/6 yard mixer loads.

TowerTalk mailing list

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>