Well from my recently-related tower adventure of some years ago (Rest In
Peace), this is definitely the case. What perturbs me (and this is all water
of the damn dam now) is that there were no warnings or other implementation
notes from either the anchor manufacturer nor the distributor. Interestingly
they did come with suggestion on how to install, and in what kind of soils,
but nothing else. Without other experience or guidance the "amateur" just
goes on his merry way, believing he is doing things right.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Phil Camera" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, January 15, 2006 6:45 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Screw Anchor Question
> Don't take this personally, but IMHO screw anchors are only to be used
> for a temporary installation.
> A 70 ft. tower is a sizable structure and needs adequate anchors,
> meaning, anchors that have concrete holding them in place.
> Yes, you should be concerned about the anchor in question, as well as
> the others.
> If you get Zero rain, and I mean none, then your anchors may last. But,
> if your location gets any kind of rain, then that soil can become very
> soupy and won't hold worth squat.
> I'd seriously rethink your installation. Gd Luck and be safe, Phil
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