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Re: [TowerTalk] Ran Short of Concrete

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Ran Short of Concrete
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Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2010 21:14:52 -0400
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Assuming that the base is adequately embedded in the existing concrete, I 
would just add more concrete on top.  You should have ran back to the store 
while it was still wet, but adding concrete now is still better then filling 
it with dirt.  There are concrete bonding materials, but I'm not sure that 
you need them.

John KK9A

Subject: [TowerTalk] Ran Short of Concrete
From: Steve Bagley <>
Date: Tue, 12 Oct 2010 11:42:02 -0400

Hello All,

Another concrete question...  I mixed 45 80lb bags yesterday (electric
mixer) and still ran short!  My guess is that I have one cubic yard in the
ground with the tower base in it.  I am about 6 inches below grade.

Thoughts on how to rectify this?  Add more concrete on top?  Fill the top
with gravel for drainage? Fill the top with topsoil?

My son worked his butt off helping me!  Any ideas would be greatly

Tower is going to be an Ameritower, 50 foot with a Mosley TA-33.  Guyed, of

Steve, N2MAI 


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