[TowerTalk] Burying the bases of towers...DANGER, DANGER!

K8RI on TowerTalk K8RI-on-TowerTalk at tm.net
Sat Aug 19 15:34:21 EDT 2006

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Sent: Saturday, August 19, 2006 7:48 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Burying the bases of towers...DANGER, DANGER!

> In a message dated 8/19/2006 2:32:18 A.M. Greenwich Standard Time,
> K8RI-on-TowerTalk at tm.net writes:
> That's  why we put the tops a foot below the surface. Saw everything off 
> and
> cover  it up. It'll be great until some one want's to dig a hole there. 
> <:-))
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> .a good idea that is not a good idea.  Here in Florida I have seen the
> results of doing just that.  The tower begins to rust and rot and after 
> some

Ahhhh... We were discussing the guy anchors not the tower base.
Tower base, I agree, Mine is about 6" above grade and crowned to keep water 
from collecting.  Up here a tower base would fail long before you had to 
worry about rust.  We have something called Ice and sub zero temperatures.

Roger Halstead (K8RI and ARRL 40 year Life Member)
N833R - World's oldest Debonair CD-2

> years, no one in their right mind would climb it.  All you guys who  are 
> thinking
> about putting up a tower for the first time and are considering  this as a
> wife-pleaser, don't do it.  It is an accident waiting to  happen.
> Bill K4XS
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