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Anyone ever use these anchors?

Postby Bluemandrew » Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:59 am

http://www.libertyhardware.com/products/ground_anchors/commercial_anchors.aspx

Any experience with these? They look pretty cool for anchoring something big.[/url]

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Postby TomServo » Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:52 am

Never tried em but using a 3 foot steel pipe to drive em, I imagine they'd hold pretty well.
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Postby Bob » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:20 am

Hard to tell without knowing the diameter of the center rod, quality of the welds, etc. For comparison, the anchors for the Cafe are 5/8" x 40" with a single helix at the bottom and the eye at the top welded closed, I believe.
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Postby weirdscience » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:25 am

those look like they would work maybe tied down directly to the tent or shade structure
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Postby ygmir » Sat Sep 25, 2010 9:38 am

if any issue I'd see with em, would be, the extended auger assembly.
the playa is quite dense, once you get down a foot or so.
But, as long as the center rod is good strong steel, it should grab and hold fine.
Also, it seems to depend on the angle of attack on the auger.
Some, for me, seem to "screw in" better than others. The only difference bing the angle of the auger bite.
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Postby oneeyeddick » Sat Sep 25, 2010 11:29 am

Those are nice.

Make a pilot hole first, and you won't have any problems with them going in, add water to the hole also and they will cement themselves in place .
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Postby buckycat » Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:26 am

Be advised that if you want DPW/Heavy Machine to drive your screw anchor, their anchor driver attachments accept a 1/2 inch wide eye. I'm not sure if 5/8" would fit. I brought some anchors w/ 3/4" wide eyes and they did not fit the anchor driver.

Here's what the Heavy Machine folks typically use for anchors:
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Anchors for the Man?

Postby dewnorth » Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:32 pm

Here's what the Heavy Machine folks typically use for anchors:


Are these the same anchors used for the Man & things like the Temple?

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Re: Anchors for the Man?

Postby buckycat » Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:09 pm

dewnorth wrote:
Here's what the Heavy Machine folks typically use for anchors:


Are these the same anchors used for the Man & things like the Temple?


I haven't specifically checked out the screw-in anchors used at the Man - they may be larger. I seem to recall seeing larger eyes on the screw-in anchors for a tall antenna tower by Center Camp. But, those 4-footers in the photos above are what the DPW/Heavy Machine crew typically uses for artwork, structures, etc. They should be good to 5000 pounds or so of force.

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Postby Bob » Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:57 pm

Yeah, 5/8" bar on the shaft & 1/2" on the head for the 40" anchors available from local rigging and vineyard suppliers.
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