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Subject: [TowerTalk] Verticals of Rohn 25
From: btippett@CTC.Net (Bill Tippett)
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 1997 08:52:50 -0500 (EST)
N4ZR wrote:

>A caution, though.  I used these clamps for my tower leg ground wires.
>After a year the small screws that pinch the copper wire have rusted, and
>all the wires are loose!  Not exactly a good lightning ground.  If you wind
>up with ones like I did, I suspect they could be a problem up on the tower
>unless the offending area is potted with some sort of tar-based compound -
>at which point the problem is how to inspect the joints... ah well.

Thanks Pete!  I had the same problem with the oblong shaped copper clamps
that connect my ground wires to the ground rods at the tower base.  I guess
it's a problem with anything copper that is exposed to the elements.  
Not a big problem to fix if you remember to add it  to your routine
maintenance list.

                                                73,  Bill  W4ZV

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