I used solid copper 14 gauge electrical housewire, but I just put
them in the ground a couple of weeks ago. It would be interesting to
see what will come of these wires in the next year.
Lee Buller wrote [TowerTalk] Wire for Radials
on 30 Apr 98 at 8:35
> Date: Thu, 30 Apr 1998 08:35:22 -0500
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> From: Lee Buller <email@example.com>
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Wire for Radials
> It has been interesting to read about the plows for installing radials.
> I had an interesting expierence this spring when I took up my temporary
> radials for 160 meters. I had the previous year buried wire and used buried
> wire for a season and a half. Last fall after I had mowed the lawn for the
> last time decided to install and augment my radial system for this year.
> So, I installed radials on the ground.
> While I was cleaning up a couple of weeks ago to get ready to mow, I decided
> to check the integrity of the buried radials. All of them had rusted
> through about 12 feet from the ground point.
> Now, the radial wire was steel electric fence wire. So, I know I did a
> boo-boo there my putting in steel wire. I was really surprised to see it
> rust through in less that 18 months.
> So, if you are putting wire in the soil, what kind of wire are you
> installing? Copper clad? Copper solid? I would thing that any stranded
> wire would be problematic.
> Thanks for the info
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