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[TowerTalk] Protecting Buried Guy Anchors

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Protecting Buried Guy Anchors
From: "Mark Robinson" <>
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 17:35:09 -0400
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I have installed the standard Rohn GAC303 guys anchors into buried concrete 
per the Rohn drawings.

I was talking to a tower installer who says that he has seen theses buried 
guy anchors eaten away in only a few years.

Thinking about this I imagine that if the ground was acidic it would eat the 
galvanizing zinc of the steel rod very quikly and then the steel below would 
not last very long. Would it be a good idea to protect against this by 
applying lime at regualr intervals around the guy anchor to increase the 
soil ph?

I think that I am OK since I have pulled 8 foot copper ground rods that have 
been in the ground here for several years and they came out shiny and 

Mark N1UK 


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