[TowerTalk] Anchor Shackles
Tue, 17 Nov 1998 23:19:38 -0500
> Good Morning,
> I am confused about the word "hook".
> Here is what I did:
> One end of the ROHN guy anchor has a hook, but that end should be
> in concrete below ground level. The upper end is a welded eye.
> I used a equalization plate bolted to this eye to give me 3 places
> for guys. I used eye-eye 1/2" x 12" turnbuckles, bolted to the equalization
> I used 1/4" EHS guy line. I also used the preformed "big grips".
> >From the upper eye of a turnbuclke I slipped a thimble into it, then
> the preformed grip, then wrapped it onto the 1/4" EHS guy.
> For my smaller tower, I used the same ROHN guy anchor,
> the big hook end in concrete and the welded eye on top.
> I used a single turnbuckle, 5/8" x 12" jaw-eye type with the jaw on the
> through the welded eye. Then a thimble and preformed grip onto the guy line.
> I avoid shackles where anyone can easily access them, for security reasons.
> All shackles are safety wired after application...
How does one safety wire the shackles ????? I see the hole in the
shackle pin. Any recommendations ?????
> All of the thimbles I have played with will open and close as needed..
> I hope this helps. Any questions.... let me know..
> Stan, WA1ECF Cape Cod, MA FN41sr
> Stephanie wrote:
> > Im just about ready to start putting up my tower but the guy hardware I
> > have seems to lack one item....anchor shackles....Im using a 25G guy
> > anchor assembly with guy grips for "4000" Phillystran...the thimbles are
> > heavy duty and I was under the impression I could bend the thimble
> > around the hook on the guy assembly but I dont think so !!!!!....I guess
> > I need anchor shackles now...Is this the way it is normally done ?
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