[TowerTalk] Tower questions

W0MU Mike Fatchett w0mu at w0mu.com
Thu Nov 3 16:18:50 PDT 2011

Use what the manufacturer says to use.  I have never heard of 
Polecrete.  How does it compare to the specification of crete called for 
by the tower manufacturer.   How much are you really going to save?

Mike W0MU

J6M CQ WW DX CW Contest 2011
J6/W0MU November 21 - December 1 2011
W0MU-1 CC Cluster w0mu.net

On 11/3/2011 4:22 PM, Michael Goins wrote:
> Finally got the hole done today for the HG-52-SS tower going up here. I am
> up on the side of a hill and the antenna is to be a two element quad. The
> hole is 5 feet deep and is in solid rock. Not shale or scattered rocks,
> solid. No dirt whatsoever. It is essentially a five foot hole drilled just
> slightly over the diameter of the factory one inch rebar welded base for
> the tower.  With rock under the tower, it is going nowhere from a
> compression point. With the base five feet into solid rock, it cannot ever
> tip over.
> Has anyone ever used polecrete? I have access to it and it is now used to
> set roadside billboards, light poles, telephone/power poles, etc. and I'm
> considering that instead of regular concrete because this hole is a stable
> as any possibly ever could be. The factory base is almost five feet tall,
> is made of one inch rebar that is welded and it touches the sides of the
> rock hole at all three sides, already preventing any lateral movement. I
> seriously doubt that if I simply repacked the rock dust back and wet it
> that the base would ever move. I am looking at the polecrete as a serious
> possibility as the fill.
> Again, it's a solid rock hole, factory one inch rebar base, and will only
> have a quad on it. Any help would be much appreciated.
> Mike, k5wmg
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