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Old 06-02-2018, 01:24 PM
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On my to do list here at SFT is to find a thread where Shade made helix parts for something, though I'm not exactly sure what it was for.

The thought being I've got an anxious pile of 4' to 8' sticks of 3/4" hot rolled rod taking up space and will probably make a good many of what I need 'in house'. Not quite sure as to how I'll attach the strap to the sills, but that will come once I'm looking closely underneath to see what will work and what will work best where needed.

I know I will not be able to get to the top side of the sills on the outside walls most probably, so bolting to/through the sill on the horizontal will probably have to suffice.

Again, we'll see what is what. In the mean time, I can make anchors.
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Old 06-02-2018, 01:42 PM
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I made my own anchors up when I moved my mobile home. They wanted twice as many anchors installed as what was originally done. I cut up 1/4” plate in 6” circles (or had about this size in cutouts at work, punches a hole in the center, cut the plate to the center and then put it in a vice and bent it into a spiral. Welded it on to the 3/4” rod, bent the top into a loop and welded it, and my anchor was done. I only put one spiral screw at the bottom and I think it was about 3’ long. I think I copied one of the originals, and after looking at it, thought I can make that easily myself. Not sure if I had ever priced one, but my free time was cheaper than working for some one else enough to have enough extra money to buy them for sure. And I was trading rent space at my property for materials I got from work, at least that is what I keep telling myself. gotta love the barter system.

These pics are similar to what I made. I think I used chain to wrap through the loops and around the trailer frame.Click image for larger version

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Old 06-03-2018, 02:42 AM
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I made my own anchors up when I moved my mobile home.
I might have to pick up some plate as I know I don't have enough for that many helix's for the anchors I'm wanting, but it's only money. sigh

I had forgotten I had already made a few to hold the corners of the small barn due to how the StepDanger built it. Did so about the same time Shade made his. I found the step press to make the helix's sitting on the floor next to the press. Completely forgot about it until looking at the press deciding how to do it. Age is a bitch.
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Old 06-03-2018, 07:16 AM
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Thanks for the tie down instructions. Never knew that there should be anchor plates for the rods to pull against.


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It took me a while to remember how I made the Helix ground engagement pieces, like said, until I looked on the floor of the shop under the press.

In the mean time I looked for the threads Shade started for his Lamp/light pole anchor attach points he made for a customer.

It is important to point out why we/ie Shade and the Admins prefer the use of hosting pics within/on/by SFT. If not for this, I'm sure any pics posted would be long gone rendering any thread mostly worthless for future reading or use.

It's nice to go back and find the simple rigging Shade did for pressing the profile of the Helix.

As well the original threads. And the second one.
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I wonder if there is anyway to figure the pull to failure of an anchor with a 3/4" rod, 5' long with two each helix's of 1/4" thick by 6" or 7" diameter? Failure being it's pulling out etc.

Spun down to ground level with a 2' dia x 2' deep hole filled with concrete about the top 2' of rod and split bolt for strapping?
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I wonder if there is anyway to figure the pull to failure of an anchor with a 3/4" rod, 5' long with two each helix's of 1/4" thick by 6" or 7" diameter? Failure being it's pulling out etc.



Spun down to ground level with a 2' dia x 2' deep hole filled with concrete about the top 2' of rod and split bolt for strapping?


Sure, but we also need to know the composition of the ground below the concrete for real close numbers.. But this is seriously over my head for calculating, but probably 4 of these would hold your house down in most any storm. I guess 8 for extra safety sake.


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Old 06-04-2018, 09:27 PM
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But this is seriously over my head for calculating, but probably 4 of these would hold your house down in most any storm.
I've seen the after carnage of sustained winds from a hurricane move a couple houses on pillars which were have the sq footage of mine with no anchors. Moved them completely off the pillars.

That particular blow was clocked with my dinky weather station with gusts of 90+ to 100 mph winds. Was able to watch the gage till the post it was sitting on top of, blew away.

Nothing worse than having to put ply on the inside of a South facing window after it blew out. That's when we got the latest new carpet and furniture in the LR. Took 3 pieces of ply to get it covered a bit at a time.

I'm thinking more like 8 anchors per side all round the perimeter. If that does not hold, there won't be any house left to worry over.

The soil is typical top soil with sandy particulate with a river clay down below.
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