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[TowerTalk] thanks for 25/45 comments

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Subject: [TowerTalk] thanks for 25/45 comments
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Date: Tue, 30 Jun 1998 20:29:04 EDT
In a message dated 98-06-30 20:17:49 EDT, writes:

<< 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
 sharing.  The Rohn screws are rated at 2500 lbs for "normal" soil. >>

     Well, considering that the guy wire is rated for 4000 lbs., one screw-in
anchor won't have enough holding power. If you're talking about using 2 screw-
ins per anchor, that should give you enough capacity. 

     BTW, there are seven grades of soil and capacity. Unless you have a
geotechnical soil analysis done, how do you know which one you've got? That's
one of the reasons that Rohn specs anchors in concrete - it's more predictable
than using screw-ins.

Cheers,  Steve  K7LXC

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