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[TowerTalk] Are "Ufer" grounding BEF

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Are "Ufer" grounding BEF
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 1997 17:50:34 -0700
One ground rod does not a lightning ground make.

For best results, the rod(s) should be completely below grade.

Usually a ground will last for about a decade or so. Where do you
live? The choice of grounding material is determined by the pH of
your soil. An acidic soil (normally found in the eastern part of this
country) would kill copper. Galvanized, tinned (copper) and aluminum
based materials would last longer. Alkaloid soil (normally found in the
western states) would zap the aforementioned material and copper based
would be the way to go.

73, Bob AA0CY

From:  Steve Weisbrod[]
Sent:  Wednesday, September 24, 1997 9:42 AM
Subject:  RE: [TowerTalk] Are "Ufer" grounding BEF

Well my two cents on this subject is this. I decided to drive three   
ground rods at the bottom of my cement base to hold and align the tower   
mounting base in the concrete before pouring. I know having ground rods   
protruding out of the cement is supposed to be a no no because of   
corrosion. I figured it this way if it takes twenty years for the rods to   
corrode away the base I'll be 76 years old and probably not living at   
this house any way. Who ever is there will be cussing at me trying to   
figure how to cover up that 5x5x5 cube of concrete. In the mean time if   
lighting strikes it can go right into the ground through the base as well   
as my other six rods on the outside of the base.

73 Steve W8GAZ


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