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Subject: [TowerTalk] Steel Ground Rods
From: (Bob Wanderer)
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 08:22:23 -0800
In acidic soiul, you ought to use aluminum or tinned copper.
Professionally, EIA/TIA222F requires galvanized rods and
non-copper-based wire/strap no
matter what.  This is due to some tower problems allegedly
caused by corrosion due to dissimilar metals.  I personally
think the new rules are shortsighted and solve one problem
at the expense of incurring others.  There are too many issues
involved to demand one size fits all.  Interestingly enough, the
driving force behind this revision is a company called Anchor
Guard which makes anodic/cathodic protection devices for when
dissimilar metals are an issue.  It sounds to me like they're cutting
their own throat, but maybe I am not cognizant of all the aspects.


From:  Barry Kutner[]
Sent:  Monday, November 22, 1999 4:16 AM
To:  Bob Wanderer;; ''
Subject:  RE: [TowerTalk] Steel Ground Rods

Another question occured to me, if you don't mind:
If we shouldn't use copper rods here in the east cuz of acid soil, 
why is it OK to use copper wire or strapping to connect to the 
rods? Or is it?
73, Barry
Barry Kutner, W2UP              Internet:
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