I think that there's a lot of clay in your area and the screw in anchors
probably will work fine. I know of a 60' Rohn 25 tower locally that only
used the screw in anchors and it stood for years until the owner became a
SK. I have sand and rocks in my yard and I have trouble even screwing them
in so I use only concrete anchors. If you are going to use concrete why not
use the GAR30 anchor.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Ogden" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 03, 2002 11:23 PM
Subject: [Towertalk] Guy Anchor Question
I am shortly going to be putting up my first real tower - 5 sections of Rohn
I plan on guying the tower with two sets of guys per Rohn specs. My
question is about anchoring them. I have purchased Rohn GA5604 screw
anchors. The specs on these say that they have 2500 pounds worth of holding
power. I was actually surprised when I received them at how small the screw
My question is this: Are these sufficient for my tower installation or do I
need to think about digging a hole and putting these anchors in concrete? I
was originally planning on doing this but now I am wondering if I need to go
through all that extra work.
Thanks es 73,
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