b. Bore or dig a hole for the anchor at the point measured off (S) in paragraph a above. Bore
the hole with the rack shaft or the handle of the earth auger at a 45-degree angle with the ground. Bore
the hole to depth D.
c. Rod lengths and plate anchor depths are listed in Table 2-3.
Table 2-3. Rod length and plate anchor depths.
d. Position the anchor rod in line with the proposed guy. Drive the anchor rod into the earth
until the point of the rod projects into the anchor hole (Figure 2-21).
e. Place the plate anchor on a plate holder. Lower the anchor to the bottom of the anchor hole,
then draw it back until the rod point is opposite the keyhole. Hold the anchor rod against the anchor and
lower the anchor until the point of the rod passes through the keyhole in the anchor. Pull the anchor rod
up to hold the anchor against the solid earth and then backfill and tamp the anchor hole.
Installation of small screw anchors.
a. Determine the ground location for the proposed guy and dig a starting hole for the anchor.
Dig this hole deep enough to clear the grass roots.
b. Place the anchor in the starting hole and position the anchor rod in line with the proposed
guy. Unscrew the thimble eyenut from the anchor rod and place the special turning wrench over the rod.
Replace the eyenut on the anchor rod to hold the wrench in place. On the nonwrench type screw
anchors, place a large crossarm bolt or metal bar through the eye of the anchor rod to act as the wrench.
c. Screw the anchor into the earth to the desired depth. Remove the wrench and replace the
thimble eyenut. Backfill and tamp the starting hole.