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Subject: [TowerTalk] Hy-Tower base
From: (Don Havlicek)
Date: Tue Jul 1 21:36:38 2003
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 
> 3'x3'x3'
> 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 
> am 
> 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!

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