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Re: [TowerTalk] [Fwd: Towers Brought Down!]

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] [Fwd: Towers Brought Down!]
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 12:37:57 EST
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In a message dated 1/18/2007 5:21:30 P.M. Greenwich Standard Time, writes:

I use  only three guy anchors for my tower, which has four sets of guys.  It  
would  seem to me higgly unlikely that a guy anchor would fail, but I  have 
seen it happen.

In most cases you are right.  After hurricane Charley I was in Punta  Gorda 
within 24 hours and had a chance to see the damage first hand. Along  with 
other tower failures I saw two toppled towers, both of them Rohn 25 had  
anchor failures.  Both were in substandard soil conditions..very  wet.  Rohn 
warns about substandard soil this in their catalogue for  specs.  
Generally though, if the anchors are built to specs I think one set of  
anchors is sufficient.

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