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Re: Ground Post Fitting Problems



I have dealt with similar stuff.  Go to your building center and buy a chunk
of heating / air conditioning ductwork.  Start digging your hole.  Once you
get a bit of hole set the ductwork in the hole, and dig out the center of
the duct work while continuing to work the duct further into the ground.
This is a "working man's" well casing.  You have to be careful, and take
your time (this is work), but in the end you can get a nice hole.  I have
put concrete inside the casing and I have worked the casing back out as I
put the concrete in.  Both provided very good results.

73 and Good Luck,
Joe
ka0yos@amsat.org

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bob Wolk (G7SUU)" <Bob.Wolk@btinternet.com>
To: <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Sunday, January 14, 2001 10:43 AM
Subject: [amsat-bb] Ground Post Fitting Problems


> Thanks everyone for your replies, but perhaps I have not explained my
> problem clearly.
>
> My back yard consists of only loose pebbles down to at least 10 foot with
> nothing to bind them together, so the sides of any hole just fall in
untill
> a stable slope is obtained. The local electricity company used to put
there
> poles in by pouring a sand/cement slurry into the shingle and letting it
go
> off over night before drilling out with a very powerfull drill.
> Unfortunately I don't think a hand held post digger would cope with it.
> Bob
>
>
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