I have to admit, I curse the red clay here in Georgia plenty.... Except
when I want to anchor something in it :)
On Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 11:44 AM, Jim Lux <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 10/31/11 8:02 AM, Bill Gillenwater wrote:
> > So, what is the best anchor for sandy soil, like in central Florida?
> > 73 Bill K3SV
> Either something massive enough that the weight alone holds it in place
> (e.g. the big block of concrete)
> Or something with enough cross sectional area that it would have to
> displace a lot of soil. (the big auger screws or a deadman scheme).
> Either works, it's all about what relative costs are. The trick is
> having someone who knows YOUR soil conditions figure out which one will
> My experience with sandy soil extends only to trying to make sandcastles
> at the beach and watching tent stakes come out when the wind comes up.
> I'm thinking that the auger/deadman approach would work, but would have
> to be pretty big, compared to, say, driving it into clay. That's where
> the local knowledge comes in.
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