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 . . .
----- Original Message -----
From: "Pete Smith" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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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