i get a little idea of what you want to do with the pipe, but after take a
look at us tower base, i can say there is better a small cage of rebar,
with 4 anchors bolts welded to this small cage, you will need to visit the
metal supplier near your home and get the steel base , (plaque 1/2 inch)
to put over the concrete that will cover the rebar cage and the anchor
bolts, over the plaque put your mast , and looks strong , economical and
is my idea .
good luck with your proyect
----- Original Message -----
From: "Doug Faunt N6TQS +1-510-655-8604" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, June 18, 2004 4:58 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Concrete base information
> Since I don't think my outbuilding will cope with the stresses of a
> MA-40 eave mount, and I'm reluctant to spend the money that US Tower
> wants for their stand-alone base (and I can't raise it their way
> anyway), I'm thinking about embedding a piece of 4" pipe about 15'
> total in a chunk of concrete to mount the tower to.
> I think using US Towers specified size and rebar arrangement for the
> MARB/MAB is a reasonable starting place (see
> http://www.ustower.com/40fs.pdf). I note that the anchor bolts for that
> are just stuck into the concrete. Is it appropriate to just stick my
> piece of pipe into the pier footing, and fill it with concrete?
> I suspect I'd want a bit of gravel at the bottom of the hole to provide
> I'd only be putting a vertical on top of, and a dipole end hung from,
> the tower, an MA-40 equivalent, since it'd be very close to my
> property line, too close for a guyed pushup mast.
> Comments, and sources of information welcomed.
> 73, doug
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any
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