[TowerTalk] Tower foundations

Bob Maser bmaser at tampabay.rr.com
Mon Feb 12 15:27:36 EST 2007

I'm not worried about saving 1 yard of concrete.  I want to put the new 
tower in the same location as the old one(wife's requirement) and I believe 
that a yard of hardened concrete weighs too much to just pull it out of the 
hole and start over.

Bob W6TR
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gary Schafer" <garyschafer at comcast.net>
To: "'Bob Maser'" <bmaser at tampabay.rr.com>; "'Talk Tower'" 
<towertalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Monday, February 12, 2007 2:31 PM
Subject: RE: [TowerTalk] Tower foundations

> 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.
> 73
> 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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