[TowerTalk] Tower Foundation (was Concrete Prices)
Mike at ve3yf.com
Fri Jan 17 06:24:43 EST 2014
I like your idea...
Tack weld the bolts together with #3 rebar when attached to the base
so they don't move when set without the base to make concrete work easier.
This is what I am planning to do in my new tower base. I will tack
weld the anchor bolts at 2 horizontal levels for a total of 4 extra
#4 rebar sections and then also tack weld the #4 rebar to the cage
which is also made of #4 Horizontal sections and the vertical rebar
is #8. This way I can take the tower base off the anchor bolts after
concrete is poured, this will allow to trowel the complete tower
base. Previously I had to leave the tower base plate in place and it
made it hard to trowel under it and it always looked like a poor job.
Also has a benefit of extra protection of not allowing the bolts to
turn inside the concrete even though the nuts etc should stop this
73 De Mike
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