On 15 Apr 97, Rich L. Boyd <rlboyd@CapAccess.org> wrote:
> If you're building the house from scratch, consider having the builders
> install ground rods below the basement concrete slab. I've heard of this
> being done. Sounds like a slick idea to me...don't know if there are
Another thing not to forget - If you have your builder install the
ground rods before pouring the basement slab, make sure you know
where he is going to put basement hardware. I had the builder put in
a few ground rods for me, then when the appliances were brought in,
my proposed ham shack was now occupied by the oil tank and heater!
I wound up just hack sawing the ground rods and relocating the shack.
BTW, with a hammer drill and a masonry bit, it's pretty easy to drill
thru the slab and bang in the rods yourself, but you may have to go
with a 4 or 6 ft rod if you have a low ceiling.
Barry Kutner, W2UP Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org
Newtown, PA FRC alternate: email@example.com
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