[TowerTalk] Tower Base Removal
n4ua.va at gmail.com
Fri Jan 17 17:50:08 EST 2014
You may as well break it up in place with the jackhammer. I think, that
even if one of the other methods of getting it out in one piece were
successful (and I have my doubts), you still have the problem of what to do
with this monolith.
Is the new tower going to go in the same place as the removed base?
geo - n4ua
On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 5:38 PM, Mike VE3YF <Mike at ve3yf.com> wrote:
> I need to have a hole for my new tower 6' x 6' x 7.5' deep. Due to limited
> lot size that I live in, and mainly to keep peace in the family, I am
> looking at removing my old tower base 4' x 4' x 5' deep and it contains no
> re-bar, just tower base stubs. I can't remember what grade of concrete it
> is, but it is about 14 years old. I am limited to 2 types of removal, crane
> and Armstrong method. The crane company won't make any guarantee's they can
> complete the job due to complications etc, and want a hefty payment up
> front. I am now looking at having a young guy come by and use a Jackhammer
> to do the job.
> Has anyone tried demolishing their old tower base and how long did it take
> any problems etc. Since this undertaking is new to me I am open to
> suggestions and or comments and hopefully some good suggestions.
> 73 De Mike
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