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Doping ground rods

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Subject: Doping ground rods
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Date: Sat, 4 Jan 1997 19:32:51 -0500
In a message dated 97-01-04 15:36:38 EST, you write:

>Steve, have somewhat the same problem with rock here...I usually put a 6" by
>2' piece of
>PVC in the ground ( dig the hole with post hole diggers ), drive the rod in,
>everything up, and then fill the hole with rock salt, ( area used is covered
>with pine straw )
>Care to comment?
Hi, Ed --

     "Salting" the ground rod with a chemical is a common way to increase the
conductivity.  Rock salt  is a good additive.  Most commercial mixes have a
recipe of chemicals to enhance the conductivity.  Sounds good to me.

73,  Steve  K7LXC

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