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[TowerTalk] Aluminum in the ground

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Aluminum in the ground
From: (Tom Wagner)
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998 06:49:00 -0400
Low numbers are acid, high numbers alkaline. 7.0
is distilled water.  Each unit is a power of ten


Tom - N1MM
-----Original Message-----
From: Bob Wanderer <>
To: 'Barry Kutner' <>
Cc: 'Tower Reflector' <>
To: <>
Date: Saturday, June 20, 1998 11:18 PM
Subject: RE: [TowerTalk] Aluminum in the ground

>No, they don't contradict each other, I just wasn't clear.
>Let's start over.
>1.  If  your soil is acidic, you want to go with
>2.  If your soil is neutral or alkaline, you want to go with copper.
>3.  The more acidic or alkaline your soil is (w/respect to a pH=7 or
>the quicker the material will be zapped.
>If I remember correctly ph=7 is neutral, numbers
>below 7 (6~0) is alkaline, and
>numbers above 7 (8~14) means
>acidic [the absolute numbers are,
>I believe, correct, but I
>may have which is acidic and
>which is alkaline {or base} reversed]. So if your
>soil pH is 5 or 6, the copper will last much
>longer than if the pH was 1 or 0. Ditto
>for the acid side. The crux of the issue
>is that you don't want to use copper if the
>pH=8; aluminum/tinned/galvanized will last
> far longer than copper in that
>Make sense now?
>Bob AA0CY
>From:  Barry Kutner[]
>Sent:  Saturday, June 20, 1998 4:07 AM
>To:  Bob Wanderer
>Subject:  RE: [TowerTalk] Aluminum in the ground
>On 19 Jun 98, Bob Wanderer <> wrote:
>> Well, the more acid it is the quicker the
>> aluminum/tinned/galvanized will be zapped;
>> ditto the copper in alkaline soil. Howewver, yes,
>> if your soil is acidic go with aluminum tinned or
>> galvanized material and if your soil is neutral or
>> alkaline (base) go with copper based amterial.
>Bob - Pse reread your note. I think your two statements contradict
>each other. Tnx/Barry
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