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Re: Winds and Tie-downs, New Mexico Style

  • Subject: Re: Winds and Tie-downs, New Mexico Style
  • From: Jan Lauritzen <janicelauritzen@yahoo.com>
  • Date: Tue, 26 May 2009 17:23:58 -0700 (PDT)

I think that you win.  Here in SoCal we get the Santa Annas and they blow and gust 50 to 60 mph but we usually manage with much less than this kind of construction.  Thank goodness.

Jan in Chatsworth


From: "smciris@aol.com" <smciris@aol.com>
To: iris-photos@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 3:31:13 PM
Subject: [iris-photos] Winds and Tie-downs, New Mexico Style

I grew up in Tornado Alley, so have enjoyed the "how windy was it?" discussion and thought you might like to see a New Mexico strength tie-down.
 
If you really don't want something to blow into the next state, a buried tie-down works much better than a simple stake.   No, I didn't dig up the railroad tie to get a photo of the part underground-- ya gotta trust me on this one.   The tie is buried a couple of feet deep with a metal cable wrapped around it, then passed through the bottom eye bolt, and tightened with a clamp.  The dirt fill (thoroughly tamped) leaves only the adjustable eyebolt above ground.     
 
I was much, much younger when we constructed this one -- I'll just let you guess how long it has held up. 
 
Sharon McAllister
 



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