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Tower rebar bonding

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Subject: Tower rebar bonding
From: (Leikhim, Joe)
Date: Sun, 05 Jan 1997 19:55:06 -0500 wrote:
>      Of course, the concrete is in direct contact with the earth.  But an
> Ufer ground utilizes the built-in rebar along with the naturally conductive
> properties of the concrete to provide a viable ground point.  In the cases of
> towers installed with limited ground space, sometimes the tower base Ufer
> grounds present the only grounding available.  Besides, you're still trying
> to keep the voltage potentials equal so that they all rise and fall at the
> same rate:  Gee, that almost sounds like a definition of a ground system.

What about leaving the re bar cage alone, and installing a dedicated 
ground conductor within the foundation which would be connected to the 
tower itself above the foundation and would be laid within the 
foundation a few inches from the exterior? If the conductor were 
something like galvanized steel strap, there would be little potential 
for electrolysis with the rebar and j bolts. Any comments???

Joe Leikhim

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