[TowerTalk] My Digging "the Hole" story

Gene Smar ersmar at verizon.net
Mon Sep 15 22:47:38 EDT 2008


     I did exactly the same things you did - started my tower hole with a rented gasoline powered post hole digger and ended hiring a guy who happened to be a grave digger.  I gave up digging after three days - to much work for me and my shovel and I was running out of space in my small back yard to hide the spoils from the hole.  (Ten cuyd of dirt actually expands to 20 above ground.)  

73 de
Gene Smar  AD3F

From: John Hudson <jd_hudson at comcast.net>
Date: 2008/09/15 Mon PM 08:06:25 EDT
To: towertalk at contesting.com
Subject: [TowerTalk] My Digging "the Hole" story

On several occasions the question comes up about how or who to get to the
dig the whole for tower base. Well I made the comment a few weeks ago that I
was digging a base for a TX-455 and I was going to use a gas powered post
hole digger and "punch" holes in the ground then dig by hand. I don't mind
doing things like that ..but.. someone said they got a grave digger to do
his dirt work since they dig pretty straight and have experience in keeping
the walls from collapsing. I just happen to live across the street from a
cemetery and just happen to see a guy digging a grave today and I got him to
dig my hole for $45. now I'll tell you up front, I ain't a smart man but I
know when to pull out the green stamps.


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