Dave Hachadorian, K6LL Yuma, AZ
Thanks for the response. Looks like a near miss. I have seen pictures of a
tower that lost a bottom guy and was still standing. The tower was too
unstable to be saved.
Did you have a ROHN fixed base design and did it keep your tower standing?
And how old were the anchors?
Where (city / state) was this tower?
The screw anchors are going to be the most difficult type of anchor to
inspect. Even EPRI has all but given up on them and is now trying a
This is my work e-mail
Mark S. Johnson, P.E.
Senior Project Engineer
Transmission and Distribution Division
Drash Consulting Engineers, Inc.
6911 Blanco Road
San Antonio, Texas 78216
1-800 # (800) 332-1728
Facsimile: (210) 641-2124
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included in this electronic communication from DCE should not be used as the
final document or correspondence for design and construction purposes.
See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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