Thursday 26 May 2011

Frame anchor condition

As we saw in our article on the ground tile anchors, they held firmly in the ground and the snow drifts did not affect the translation or tension on them. As it turned out, the anchors holding the raised tile to its frame, and the anchors that in turn hold the frame to the ground fared even better. Here are a few photographs (taken before the tile collapse!) of the anchors holding the frame to the ground lines.

One thing to note is that the anchor lines remain vertical. What this means is that the frame has not shifted in any way. One of our concerns was that wind and snow loading would cause the antenna tile or the support frame to shift (similar to our shift-checks on the ground tile). As it turns out there is no evidence of even the slightest displacement.

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