Steve- I have been looking for some smaller anchors, for a small tubular
tower, and had similar lack of results. The best bet is a mobile home
installer or parts supplier. I found some, larger than I needed, with two,
4" blades, about a foot apart, on a shaft that was about 3-1/2 feet long.
These were the smallest I could find, and were the smallest allowed by
Alabama state law, for trailers.
Worth a try.
At 05:03 PM 4/10/98 GMT, you wrote:
>I live in NW FL. Sand, clay etc for a place to put guy anchors. I am
>re-installing my tower used in WV for yrs here in FL. Does anybody have any
>experience using screw anchors in this area? Or one like it? I have the
>anchors from the WV site. They are 4', abt a 1" shaft dia and the screw
>just 4.5 to 5 inches dia. Look kinda puny to me now but worked thru all
>kinds of bad wx in WV. The tower is 55' home-made (welded) tublar steel, 3
>legs, cross bracing etc in 10' and one 5' section at the base. It will only
>support a TH5DXX, Ham IV, thrust brng, plates etc. Tower was guyed at 35'
>top, 35' out from base. Seeemed to work ok in WV dirt and rocks. Any ideas
>on wether it will hld ok here in NW FL?? Or should I spring for larger
>anchors? Which brings up question #2...I have tried locally to purchase new
>screw anchors; no luck. Any suggestions for a resource? Mny tnx in advance,
>73, dx, steve k8wk
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