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[Towertalk] Guy Anchor Question

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Subject: [Towertalk] Guy Anchor Question
From: (Jim White)
Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2002 21:47:52 -0400
these are the ones we use - but we set them in concrete...AB Chance 
stuff has great galvanizing and as mentioned look at what the utilities 
are using for telephone poles, that's the quality you are getting - nice 
HD stuff.

I just am real uncomfortable about dirt sand soil whatever as a guy 
anchor anchor... concrete = peace of mind.


Jim, K4OJ

Ron D. Rossi wrote:

> This has been mentioned here before, but not in quite a while. AB Chance 
> markets a rather varied line of earth anchors and provides substantial 
> documentation on their web site. Holding strength per soil type, etc are 
> covered in detail.
> You will likely want their "No-wrench screw anchor". I used model 816 which 
> has an 8" blade and holds 6000# in pretty poor soil. (You want to add "-1" to 
> the model number to get a "thimble eye" just like the Rohn anchors).
> Surf to 
> and 
> click on "Anchors and Anchor Tools" under Section B. You will be interested 
> in the "Soil Classification Data" and the "Anchor Catalog Selection". I 
> ordered my anchors through Graybar at about $33 each including shipping two 
> years ago.

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