> Inspecting the failed anchor later, I found that the
> shaft had totally corroded through, with the corroded
> end coming to a pointed shape. The soil here is a top
> layer of clay, then a six inch layer of what the locals
> call "Caliche," and then a deep (at least six feet
> deep) layer of sand. The water level is at six feet.
> The rod failed at the point where it passed through the
> Caliche layer.
Were your guy lines insulated? Were they metal and attached
directly between the tower and ground rods?
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