[TowerTalk] Jackhammer removal of tower base difficulty?
mikew3mc at gmail.com
Wed Nov 2 15:07:15 PDT 2011
I did it once- rented an electric jackhammer and took out an entire Rohn 25G base. It was a royal pain in the @$$, but was done in less than a day. Going down only 6" or so shouldn't be too bad. It won't be easy, but you can do it. Use a sawz-all to cut off the tower base and rebar. GL.
On Nov 2, 2011, at 18:00, Rob Santello <K6DQ at ARRL.net> wrote:
> First, thanks to all for the help identifying the Force 12 XR-5 and
> (probably) Ham IV rotor on that HDX-555 tower last week. Once the tower
> is gone, the widow really wants to have the concrete base gone too. My
> suggestions of building a deck over it was not an option. I remember you
> guys talking about using a jackhammer to remove the top down a few
> inches below grade to fill with top soil and throwing some sod over it.
> Has anyone actually done this? How difficult is it to bust a solid block
> of concrete like this. I don't know what concrete mix was used for the
> base if that even makes a difference. If possible, how long would it
> take and is a standard size electric jackhammer from a rental place
> large enough to do the job?
> Thanks again for any thoughts or suggestions!
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