[TowerTalk] My Digging "the Hole" story

John Hudson jd_hudson at comcast.net
Tue Sep 16 10:44:38 EDT 2008

I thought that is how you get the new rig past the XYL (guard).... one piece
at a time and rebuild it in the shack. Another reason for the rebirth of

When the UPS man delivered the Orion the XYL wanted to know what was in the
box.. and my reply was "WHAT BOX" as I entered the shack, locked the door
behind me and turned the lights now real low before I opened the box. I had
to carry the pieces of the box out a little at a time to the trash.




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Sent: Tuesday, September 16, 2008 3:05 AM
To: Gene Smar
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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] My Digging "the Hole" story

Gene Smar wrote:
> John:
>      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.)

I believe the standard procedure is to dig the hole (or tunnel) underneath a

wooden exercise "horse" and carry the spoils out in small sand bags hidden 
underneath your uniform, right under the noses of the guards!

Jon Kåre Hellan, Trondheim, Norway

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