[TowerTalk] Square Hole or Round Hole for Self Supporter?

Clay Autery KY5G at montac.com
Sat Jan 20 15:05:14 EST 2018

My tower actually calls for a cylindrical hole...
The hole should be engineered to support the load.  Mine is 4 foot diameter x 8 foot deep.
Depth is generally more important than area beyond footprint and decent overhang.
Please forward the driller info to me...  I haven't found one yet!!!
And as of yet, I haven't found a mchine to rent.

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-------- Original message --------From: Richard Thorne <rthorne at rthorne.net> Date: 1/20/18  13:01  (GMT-06:00) To: Towertalk <towertalk at contesting.com> Subject: [TowerTalk] Square Hole or Round Hole for Self Supporter? 
I have an HDX-589.  I'm in the planning stages for getting the tower 

I ran across a driller yesterday that can drill the 10' deep hole to a 
diameter of 7'  (87" to be exact).

We have excellent soil here for self supporting towers, caliche. Digging 
by hand is out and using a back hoe would probably make an over size hole.

Is there a reason not to use a cylinder vs a square hole?

Rich - N5ZC

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