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Subject: [TowerTalk] screw anchors
From: (Guy Olinger, K2AV)
Date: Wed Feb 26 22:22:45 2003
When I moved from Va to NY, I couldn't get mine out either.

Just depends on the dirt and the local topography.

If it turns into a sea of mud every spring and the place doesn't drain
well, depending on the soil type, you may need some monstrous thing in
the ground that only depends on the weight of the soil on top of it to

With the right stuff, you can anchor in sand. There are ways to do it.

Information a good *local* PE can fix you up with. Local so he knows
what is working in YOUR neck of the woods.

73, Guy.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gregg Seidl" <>
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Sent: Wednesday, February 26, 2003 8:36 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] screw anchors

> I'm no expert on tower design but those screw anchors can really
hold in the
> right type of soil.I had one of the 6"* 5 feet that I wanted out.I
tried to
> turn it with a large pipe and that was a waste.So I went to the shed
and got
> out my 290 hp 8 wheel drive John Deere tractor and a chain that
takes two
> men and a boy to drag around ,and John lost.I ended up digging down
some and
> cutting it off.I have had concrete anchors that were below the frost
> about 5 feet here work there out.Never had that happen to a screw
> Gregg  K9KL
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