[TowerTalk] Wire mesh

Mon Jan 18 14:12:59 PST 2010

Actually it is in my old rohn catalog also.  With caveat that it have the
same steel cross section area as the specified rebar.  I can see where it
might be a nice substitute for the large top and bottom areas of a self
supporting pad base.

David Robbins K1TTT
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: k7lxc at aol.com [mailto:k7lxc at aol.com]
> Sent: Monday, January 18, 2010 21:09
> To: towertalk at contesting.com
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Wire mesh
> Howdy, TowerTalkians --
>     Regarding using mesh for a rebar cage, it  has several problems.
> First,
> it's not in any tower base spec I've ever  seen. Second, how would you
> stiffen it up to have it stand up? Last, it's WAY  too small. Most rebar
> is 1/2"
> (#4) or bigger. Mesh is just mesh.
>     So quite meshing around and use the real stuff.
> Cheers,
> Steve      K7LXC
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