I have a few of questions. Here is my scenario:
I have Trylon 88' tower in 8.25 yards of concrete. There is a circular ring of
2-0 wire below ground around concrete base. The ring is cadwelded to six 8'
ground rods, two at each leg. To better dissipate a lightning hit I intend to
install twelve 40-70' radials made of #6 bare solid copper. The radials will be
attached to the ground rods with brass (or are they bronze?) compression clamps.
I intend to braze the clamp/rod/radial joints together. From each ground rod I
will run a piece of copper flashing to the tower legs, again, two per leg. I
know how to attach the flashing to the tower leg thanks to previous advice. I
intedn to merely fold the copper flashing so that it will fit in between either
the 2-0 wire or the ground rods and clamp it with one of the compression clamps
and then braze the joints.
1. Is brazing recommended or is it better to silver solder? Note: It's too
late for cadwelding these joints.
2. Can brazing be done with propane torch or do I have to go retrieve my
oxy-acetylene rig that a friend borrowed?
3. How deep should I bury the #6 radials? Note: We have no heaving in North
Thanks for your time.
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