Where did he say that he intended to use it outdoors?
It makes perfect sense to use braid connecting all indoor equipment grounds to a
common buss attached to the single point ground at the entrance panel. Its far
easier and more reliable than any other method I know of for equipment grounding
----- Original Message -----
To: <MWapner@vetronix.com>; <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2001 3:29 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Braided Ground Strapping
> In a message dated 6/18/01 12:01:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> MWapner@Vetronix.com writes:
> > Does anyone know of a good source for copper braid (solder plated or not)
> > ground strapping?
> Braid is not used in commercial ground systems and is not recommended for
> this type of application. One problem is that as the rain runs down the tower
> leg it picks up some zinc which is deposited in the braid and contributes to
> rapid braid deterioration. Also the strands of the braid oxidize individually
> so it loses overall conductivity which increases the resistance over time
> which is exactly what you are trying to avoid.
> Use copper strap or solid copper wire for ground systems, not braid.
> Cheers, Steve K7LXC
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