[TowerTalk] Crank-Up Tower Base Question

RICHARD SOLOMON w1ksz at q.com
Tue Dec 4 18:45:34 EST 2007

The overwhelming consensus is as you state.
I'll have a chat with the Backhoe operator and if I don't get
a "warm fuzzy" I'll look for another digger.
Thanks for all the replies,
73, Dick, W1KSZ/7

> From: n4kw at wildblue.net> To: w1ksz at q.com> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Crank-Up Tower Base Question> Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2007 16:28:42 -0500> > Dick, Its extremely hard for a backhoe to dig and size hole that you want. > No big deal if the hole is larger (other than it will cost more for cement). > The statement for "undisturbed soil" if of utmost concern and should be > followed at all cost. The strength of the tower comes from the base. If > the base moves say a couple of inches, the show is over. Dig the smallest > hole you can that is not under the dimensions given put your steel cage in > it, follow the tower instructions and fill the entire hole with concrete. I > am sure that I am not the only one telling you not to let them dig a large > hole and try to backfill it.> 73 Pete N4KW> > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "RICHARD SOLOMON" <w1ksz at q.com>> To: "TowerTalk" <towertalk at contesting.com>> Sent: Sunday, December 02, 2007 3:09 PM> Subject: [TowerTalk] Crank-Up Tower Base Question> > > >I plan to install an LM-470 in the near future. The base specs are 3'6 X > >3'6 X 7 feet. A note> > on the drawing mentions ..."undisturbed soil"... . The Backhoe Operator > > tells me the hole he> > digs will be more like 6' X 6' and the will use concrete forms to reduce > > it to the required size.> > After the forms are removed, they will backfill the hole.> >> > What do you folks think of that plan ?> >> > Thanks, Dick, W1KSZ/7> > _______________________________________________> >> >> >> > _______________________________________________> > TowerTalk mailing list> > TowerTalk at contesting.com> > http://lists.contesting.com/mailman/listinfo/towertalk> > > 

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