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[Towertalk] screw in anchors

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Subject: [Towertalk] screw in anchors
From: (Stan & Patricia Griffiths)
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2002 18:16:17 -0700
Well, in theory at least, it would take 1900 pounds to LIFT it, but how much
to drag it horizontally across the ground?  Much less, I suspect . . .


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From: "Pete Smith" <>
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Sent: Sunday, September 08, 2002 6:05 AM
Subject: Re: [Towertalk] screw in anchors

> 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
> 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
> 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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