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[TowerTalk] Shredded Ground

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Shredded Ground
From: (Jim Smith)
Date: Tue, 16 Oct 2001 23:06:51 -0700
I'm in the process of building a shack in the basement.  I have a
3" wide strip of copper going from the shack right through the
basement wall.  It sticks out of the wall about 1 ft above grade. 
Until I get the ground rod in the strip has been lying on the
sidewalk, rather like a copper version of Mick Jagger's tongue
sticking out the wall and lying there.  Well, yesterday, the jerk
who cut our grass ran his lawnmower over it and shredded it.  As
the inside wall is now finished, it would be a lot of work to
remove and replace the Cu strip.

My questions.

1.      Can I just solder a new piece on?  Lightning isn't an issue in
the Vancouver area but the joint may be underground.

2.      If ordinary solder is questionable, how about silver solder?

3.      Other suggestions?

TIA for your help.

73 de Jim Smith VE7F0

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