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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Never before asked question
From: "Roger (K8RI)" <>
Date: Tue, 07 Dec 2010 23:35:48 -0500
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On 12/7/2010 9:25 PM, wrote:
> Howdy, TowerTalkians --
>      I can't ever remember seeing this topic before -  which is pretty rare
> after the last 15+ years of TT.
>      I'm pouring a large tower base. What is  an easy and cheap way to keep
> the wooden forms (2x12's) from sticking to  the concrete? I've used motor
> oil a couple of times and couldn't tell if it did  any good. I've used nothing
> and the forms just peeled off so I'm not sure what  to do. Any plausible
> info appreciated.
I plain old fashioned plywood and leave 'em dry and have never had a 
problem. Around here the biggest problem with forms is the hole around 
them collapsing and having to destroy the form to get it out.  
Exterior/treated plywood might work, but I've not had any problems with 
the concrete bonding to the plywood. Of course there will be enough 
concrete on it that you won't want to run it through a saw, unless it's 
carbide tipped.

OTOH if the hole is large enough you might be able to rent the steel 
forms although it takes some equipment to get them out of the hold. 
Course an engine hoist set across 4X4's might do it.


Roger (K8RI)

> Steve    K7LXC
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