[TowerTalk] Earth Anchors

Jay Urish j at unixwolf.net
Wed Mar 24 09:15:34 EST 2004

You're kidding right?

If you want it done right, 4" drill stem or  maybe I beam and 1.5 yards of 

At 12:32 AM 3/24/2004, you wrote:
>I'm planning on using earth anchors for 100 feet of Rohn 25.  The soil at 
>my place is pretty hard and somewhat rocky.  I'm thinking that regular 
>earth anchors (screw in type) are going to be difficult to install, 
>especially for one person.
>I've seen two other types:  duck-bill and something that looks like an 
>arrowhead.  Both are simply driven in using a long rod, and then the 
>attaching cable is pulled.  This "sets" the anchor.  Looks interesting.
>Anyone using these?  They have sizes that claim to have comparable pull 
>strengths (4000 - 6000 lbs.) to regular anchors.  Seems like an easier way 
>to go..
>Thanks for any comments.
>Ken WK6F

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