Jerry... good idea! However, tie the three ground rods together and only
run ONE bond to the tower from the ground rods. Running separate bonds can
cause grounds loops and create a whole new set of problems.
Also, if concrete is going to be poured around your ground clamps... the
lime will eventually cause high resistance joints due to the corrosion. I
don't recommend "burying" ANY joint in concrete or dirt! Unless you can
absolutely make a pure hermetic seal!
Paul - K4BET
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jerry Keller" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "(Reflector) TowerTalk" <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, August 01, 2002 11:19 PM
Subject: [Towertalk] Ground Rods
I'll soon be pouring a new tower base, 6 feet deep. I thought I would put an
8-foot ground rod at each corner of the hole, drive them in the remaining 2
feet, tie them all together with #2 solid copper, and run the copper to all
3 of the tower mount J-bolts...then pour concrete around the whole
business... any thoughts? Jerry K3BZ
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