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[TowerTalk] earth anchors & screw-in anchors

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Subject: [TowerTalk] earth anchors & screw-in anchors
From: (Pete Smith)
Date: Wed Feb 26 13:08:02 2003
At 11:57 AM 2/26/03 -0500, RICHARD BOYD wrote:
>W3LPL uses a separate anchor for each individual guy wire.  Just another 
>"data point."

This is another point that makes tremendous good sense.  Rohn seems to lean 
heavily, in their catalogue, toward bringing all of the guys on a given 
side to a common anchor, and then using an equalizer plate to transfer all 
the loads to a common anchor rod.  Of course, if that rod were to fail, for 
whatever reason, the tower would be free to fall over like a tree.

It seems to me that it would make good sense to attach at least the top set 
of guys from a tower to a separate anchor a bit further out.  Doing so 
would tether the tower in the event of a failure of either guy anchor on a 
side, and might give you a chance to retrieve things.  It would also give 
you the option of spreading the top guys a bit farther than the others, to 
ease stacking.

73, Pete N4ZR
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