[TowerTalk] Drain Pipe Passing Thru Tower Foundation
xnewyorka at hotmail.com
Wed Jan 15 11:31:18 EST 2014
Since you are doing everything per spec, what does the tower manufacturer say you should do?
And what does your town building inspector say you should do?
IMHO, as long as they both approve of the G4ZTR approach, that's what I would suggest as well.
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> Subject: [TowerTalk] Drain Pipe Passing Thru Tower Foundation
> I'm installing a base foundation for a US Towers HDX-555. The base will be
> 5' X 5' X 7.25' per specs. The rebar will be per specs. Concrete will be
> 4000psi in 28 days. The soil is moist, very firm, and no water is seeping
> into the hole. After excavation began, I found a 6" white PVC drain pipe
> (rainwater run-off drainage, not sewer) that runs across one corner. The
> drain pipe is about 1.5' below grade and runs at about a 30-degree angle
> across one corner. Total length of pipe exposed (in the base foundation) is
> about 4'. The rebar "cage" can be built per specs around the pipe. The pipe
> can be relocated, but it will require considerable extra digging and the
> soil around the affected corner will no longer be undisturbed.
> Should I relocate the drain pipe or pour concrete around it?
> Marsh, KA5M
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