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[Towertalk] screw in anchors

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Subject: [Towertalk] screw in anchors
From: (Pete Smith)
Date: Sun, 08 Sep 2002 09:05:49 -0400
One thing I haven't heard mentioned in the current thread is that the 
standard Rohn concrete anchor design weighs about 1900 lb.  Even if all the 
soil above the anchor and toward the tower were removed, it would still 
have that much resistance to the guys.

The first spring after I installed my tower, we had extra high water here 
and one of my guy anchors was entirely submerged.  With a screw anchor that 
would have scared me silly, but both because it was downwind from the 
prevailing NW winds, and because of that ton of concrete, I felt pretty 
comfortable as the water slowly receded.

73, Pete N4ZR

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