[TowerTalk] Square Hole or Round Hole for Self Supporter?
rthorne at rthorne.net
Mon Jan 22 15:06:28 EST 2018
I emailed a fella by the name of Jeremy. He quoted me $2800 for a 10' hole.
From the other post's on the subject probably a reasonable number. I'll
still research the back hoe method. I'll bet will be less expensive to
use a back hoe and have the dirt hauled off (if needed).
On 1/20/2018 2:05 PM, Clay Autery wrote:
> 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.
> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
> -------- 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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