Thanks to everyone for their replies.
Lots of good info. FYI: I DO have the Rohn catalog, and HAVE read it. My
yard limits the guy wires to about 38' out from the base, so I think I'm stuck
with a max of about 50 to 60' tower (unless I go freestanding, and don't want
to). I know that the Rohn drawings assume lots more Heliax running up the
tower than what I will have... so I assume I can stretch their specs a little.
The 15 sq. ft was an estimate. I don't think I'll go much beyond that since I
can't have the elements hanging over the neighbor's yard (just wait till they
see it... I can just see the dirty looks coming). The yard width is only
Back to guy anchors... are earth screws really THAT bad? I was planning on
using 2 screws per line (if necessary) and using an equalizing plate for load-
sharing. The Rohn screws are rated at 2500 lbs for "normal" soil.
thanks again, 73, and see you in the contests.
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