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[TowerTalk] Rebar In Tower Base

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Rebar In Tower Base
From: (Malcolm Clark)
Date: Wed, 01 Apr 1998 10:43:20 +0000
Pete Smith wrote:


> Well, the Polyphaser book and various other references talk about using the
> rebar cage in your tower base as a Ufer ground, connected to the tower.
> Apparently this significantly increases the current-carrying capability of
> your ground system in the event of a lightning strike, but requires that
> the entire rebar cage be welded, not wired together, and that a good
> large-gauge electrical connection be made to the tower itself.


That's really interesting.  I respect Polyphaser's opinion but Rohn
specifically states that the rebar cage must not be welded.  I'd love to
hear those two industry leaders debate their conflicting views.

73 Malcolm KR4HP

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