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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] [Fwd: Towers Brought Down!]
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Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 15:34:01 -0500 (EST)
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Guy anchor failures are not uncommon.  Several Towertalkians have
experienced them!


---- Original message ----
>Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2007 17:20:14 +0000
>From: "Donald Chester" <>  
>Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] [Fwd: Towers Brought Down!]  
>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.
>That's how I acquired my base insulator.  A broadcast station had a guy 
>anchor failure, but they had a total of six anchors.  One of the anchors for 
>the top sets of guys failed, so the tower broke in half, leaving the bottom 
>half standing.  They decided that the remains of the tower were not worth 
>repairing, and opted to  replace the whole tower.  Since they didn't want to 
>put a brand new tower on a 40 years old base insulator, they replaced the 
>base insulator too, and I acquired the old one for use with my 1/4 WL 160m 
>That broadcast tower was only about 250' tall.
>I saw the old anchor pier, and noted that the anchor broke off cleanly just 
>about an inch or two out of the concrete.  No idea why it failed, or if it 
>Don k4kyv
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