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Subject: [TowerTalk] screw anchors
From: (Jon Ogden)
Date: Tue Mar 4 07:55:31 2003
And knowing Greg, personally, I can say that he lives on a ridge that gets
hit by extremely high winds!  How many rotors have you broken due to the
winds, Greg! :-)

>From what I know about Greg's site, it's quite extreme for any tower



on 2/26/03 7:36 PM, Gregg Seidl at wrote:

> 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 line
> about 5 feet here work there out.Never had that happen to a screw anchor.

Jon Ogden
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