[TowerTalk] Tower foundations

Gary Schafer garyschafer at comcast.net
Mon Feb 12 14:31:20 EST 2007

For the cost of saving one yard of concrete I would think it would be a
whole lot more expensive and work than starting over.

Gary  K4FMX

> -----Original Message-----
> From: towertalk-bounces at contesting.com [mailto:towertalk-
> bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Bob Maser
> Sent: Monday, February 12, 2007 1:04 PM
> To: Talk Tower
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Tower foundations
> I have a 3x3x3 foot concrete foundation in my front lawn that I have been
> using for my HyGain HyTower antenna.  MY plan is to remove the HyGain and
> enlarge the foundation to 6x6x4.  I have heard that it is possible to
> hammer
> drill holes in concrete, pour in a 2 part epoxy, and insert threaded rods
> and this will be strong enough to be used for attaching a tower.  I want
> to
> put up 60 feet of Rohn 65 and have it be self supporting unless a
> hurricane
> comes through the area, in which case I would put temporary guys on the
> tower.  Does anyone have experience with this epoxy method and can give me
> some direction on doing this?
> Thanks,
> Bob  W6TR
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