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DaDawgs
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join:2010-08-02
Deltaville, VA
reply to Chele

Re: Tower concrete base

Chele;

A thirty foot tower hinged near the middle needs you to set a concrete/cement base about 18" x 18" x 36"...

Dude, trust me on that.. unless you are putting really heavy stuff on the top that is all you need.

Take it to 24" x 24" by 48" if you feel nervous.

Mike


John Galt
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Happy Camp
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The tower is guyed, so the base can be smaller than a freestanding tower, provided the soil can bear the load (sounds like it can).

Also, the guy anchor blocks will need to be appropriately sized.

A 2'x2'x4' base will require 33 bags of concrete at 60 pounds per bag...plus water at 8 pounds per gallon.
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