[TowerTalk] Rohn anchor installation

Dick Green WC1M wc1m at msn.com
Tue Aug 22 14:41:21 EDT 2006

Hi. I'm putting up 110' of Rohn 55G and I'm getting ready to dig holes for
the GAC3455 anchors. 
The anchor installation drawings in the Rohn catalog don't give a specific
angle for the rod. It appears to be about 45 degrees, which would roughly
point it at the top guy point on my tower. Is it standard practice to aim
the anchor at the top guy point, or somewhere in the middle?
Also, the drawing shows the rod emerging from the ground several feet in
front of the block. Looks to me as if I'll have to cut a slit in the side of
the hole in order to lay the ground anchor at the proper angle. Is that the
standard procedure?
Finally, the drawing shows the equalizer plate just above grade. Is that the
standard placement, or is there any reason to give it more clearance?
My sense is that none of these things is critical, but I'd like to follow
best practices.
Thanks & 73,
Dick WC1M

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