[TowerTalk] Crank-Up Tower Base Question

res1q6fs roger.white at verizon.net
Sun Dec 2 19:06:09 EST 2007

Last month, my son dug a specified 5 X 5 X 7 ft. hole for my HDX555. It ended up being more like 6 X 6 X 8, but a bigger hole is never worse in this case. It only hurts you in the pocket book (I had to pay $85 /yard for 3000 psi concrete delivered and the hole gulped up 9 of the 10 yards delivered). 

We used a small diesel powered digger that you rent at the local rental place. It had a 24 in. wide bucket. Our only problem was it was straining hard to get much over  the 7 to 8 ft. depth, but it did the job. The overall cost was less than $300 over the weekend (always do that, as you most always get a free day in Sunday). We only had to touch up the sides a little with a shovel to make it look pretty.

Tower is up and looks pretty!

Roger W5RD

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