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Subject: [TowerTalk] Power ground
From: "David J Windisch" <>
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 05:45:45 -0400
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Hi, all concerned:

My building-entry power ground (rod), here in Cincinnati is, well, in
not-so-good condition, after years in service.

The line comes in above grade to a corner of the building, through trees,
from a pole 75 feet away at the county roadway.

When the rod is replaced, would there be an additional lightning-strike
safety benefit to adding "some number" of short radials to it?

What are the *technical* pros and cons of burying the line?

Can physically-separated grounds be tied together with buried copper water
pipe sections brazed together?

TIA & 73,

Dave, N3HE


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