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Subject: [TowerTalk] Ground Rod Driver
From: (Jim Smith)
Date: Fri May 9 20:13:07 2003

How long does it take you to install a ground rod using this technique? 
 Are you going into hardpan?

Jim Smith    VE7FO

Lee Buller wrote:

>Dale's method of using water has worked for me all every time.  I use no 
>hammer at all.  Just a divit in the ground...a gallon of water...and a 
>vice-grips to hold on to the ground rod when you get it 7-8' in the ground.  I 
>have put in dozens ground rods in this manner.  Just keep tamping down the 
>rod....pull it out...pour more water in the hold...and continue.  I've also 
>used salt-brine as well....using ground up rock salt in the water.  After 24 
>hours, the rod cannot be pulled up without using considerable force.  For FD, 
>I use this method and then use an old car bumper-jack with my vice-grips and a 
>chain to remove them in about 10 minutes.
>Lee = K0WA

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