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Old 27-07-2020, 01:51 PM
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Nice looking legs Joshua. The project is like a rocket launch or a major building. Everything covered in every detail. The environment 9 m up will be cooler for sure and probably more balanced in the day as well as the night. The uplift will be severe in a big wind so I imagine you have some deep concrete under there.
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Old 29-07-2020, 11:44 PM
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Thanks Lads,


Mike, cumon... isn't that a tad over the top lol!


Thanks Ray, to hold down the structure, there is about 11.5 tonne of concrete... 8 legs with each having a concrete pile poured underneath it, 600mm diameter and 2000mm deep at least, should give me just over 4m3 in total for the outer frame.
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Amazing planning. What kind of crane are you going to be using to erect everything?
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Old 30-07-2020, 09:13 AM
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I suppose the structure itself must weigh a few tons also.

Good deep piers below the weather sound good. I suppose it would be a little over the top drilling for rock in that flat stable location but a nuisance if you hit it.

I see each meerkat SKA dish has 8 concrete piles 5-10m deep and that is to stay perfectly located . So you are getting up there.


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Thanks Ray, to hold down the structure, there is about 11.5 tonne of concrete... 8 legs with each having a concrete pile poured underneath it, 600mm diameter and 2000mm deep at least, should give me just over 4m3 in total for the outer frame.
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Hi Marc, I will use a bobcat telehandler, it has a 10.5m lift.



Hi Ray, I will hit iron stone quite early where I will be drilling, it might last for about 1m.
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Old 30-07-2020, 01:24 PM
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Mike, cumon... isn't that a tad over the top lol!

Not really, I'm a little dubious that your current built in crane might bend under my 140kg frame , so l recon you may well need your Manitou

Mike
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How bout you go up the ladder and I attach the crane to you aswell as a safety in case you go bottoms up
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