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Subject: [Towertalk] cadweld suggestions needed
From: (Phil - KB9CRY)
Date: Fri, 28 Jun 2002 21:47:06 -0500
I just recently used a bunch of CadWeld One Shots on my ground system a 
couple of weekends ago.  When it came to firing the charge, of course, I 
couldn't find my flint igniter.  So in desperation, I tried my portable 
propane torch.  Worked like a champ!
It did have a tendency to blow away some of the starter powder but all 
charges flashed first time except one, which I then borrowed additional 
welding material and starting powder from another box and voila!  In the 
One Shots, the welding material pours out of the plastic container first 
and the starting powder is trapped in the bottom of the container by the 
little baffles or fins one finds at the bottom.  You have to roll and 
bend the bottom of the plastic charge container to release it.  I used 
up about 18 One Shots and all my ground rod connections on all three 
towers and the single point ground and at the electrical service 
connection are now permanently fused and trouble free.  Gd luck; it sure 
beats having to tighten clamps a few times per year.  (I'm sure everyone 
religiously does that!!!???)  Phil  KB9CRY

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