My question would be, "What is the rating of these anchors when set in
concrete?" It may STILL be 2500 pounds, depending on the failure mode. Is
it only 2500 pounds because they pull out of the ground, or is it 2500
pounds because the weld between the rod and screw plate fails at that load,
for example? If it is the latter, setting them in concrete won't help much
. . .
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Ogden" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 03, 2002 9:23 PM
Subject: [Towertalk] Guy Anchor Question
> Howdy all,
> I am shortly going to be putting up my first real tower - 5 sections of
> 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
> power. I was actually surprised when I received them at how small the
> portion was.
> My question is this: Are these sufficient for my tower installation or do
> need to think about digging a hole and putting these anchors in concrete?
> was originally planning on doing this but now I am wondering if I need to
> through all that extra work.
> Thanks es 73,
> Jon Ogden
> NA9D (ex: KE9NA)
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