The original Hy-Tower .. way back when ... used a base consisting of a
3' length of corrugated, galvanized culvert pipe ... about 18" in
diameter that was to be put in a cylindrical hole in the ground and
backfilled with rocks and dirt. The base insulators were attached to
pipes that were U-bolted to that casing.
Think you might think of using similar materials.
Larry DiGioia wrote:
> I am preparing to put up a Hy-Tower. Specs call for a concrete base of
> What I would like to do is make the base cylindrical, and have the top of the
> cylinder 1' above ground level. I want the base above ground to keep the
> connections above snow, and the round shape will help with the laying of the
> 60+ radials I am planning.
> I have no problem with the dimensions, I will compensate for the volume, and
> still have enough "in" the ground. What I am looking for is creative ideas
> for a concrete form.
> The obvious is to use the commercially available cardboard tubes, however I
> finding it difficult to even get such a thing. The only quote I was even able
> to get was $200 for a 3' diameter, 12' long.
> It seems to me that I could do domething as simple as putting a plastic
> garbage can (mostly) in the ground, but I am interested in any other ideas
> you all might have. Thanks guys!