At 10:12 AM 6/11/98 -0400, Dick Green wrote:
>>> I'm going to do the full peripheral
>>> ground system per the PolyPhaser books. Question (the answer to which I
>>> cannot find in the book): Should the ground wire be at the French drain
>>> level, just below ground level, or does it matter at all?
>> It should be below the frost line. About 2 feet is a good depth as long
>>it satisfies the preceeding condition.
>>Cheers, Steve K7LXC
>Probably OK for Western Washington, but here in the frozen tundra of the
>Northeast, four feet deep is the standard for getting under the frost line.
More to the point, what does the frost line have to do with buried wire,
anyway? If you don't bury radials that deep, why would you have to do so
with a perimeter ground wire? For that matter, all of my feed and control
lines come across the lawn in two runs of PVC conduit, which is buried only
about 3 inches deep, and it has stayed put so far through one very hard
winter and two average ones.
Am I missing something?
73, Pete Smith N4ZR
In wild, wonderful, fairly rare WEST Virginia
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