Talk to Joel at RF Connections in Gaithersburg, MD ( www.therfc.com )
. When I bought my one-shots in 2001 they were about $7-$8 each. Don't
forget to buy the flint starter (it's only $6 and a lot safer than matches).
A propane torch starter won't work; it doesn't throw the spark. You might
also want to get a supply of electrician's putty (Home Despot sells it, made
by GB among others). You'll need to put a wad of this clay around each of
the openings in the one-shot mold to ensure the material doesn't leak out.
(At least I did.)
Using these things is pretty easy if you follow the box's instructions.
Lightly sand and wipe the top couple of inches of each ground rod before you
put the mold over it, insert the ground wire ends, put the putty around the
mold openings (including underneath where the rod passes through), and
carefully place the contents of the plastic containers (the magic powders)
into the mold. Put on the top, flick the flint igniter and stand back. The
one-shots are not noisy, just smokey so stay upwind.
Gene Smar AD3F
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan Bookwalter" <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2004 8:15 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Exothermic/Cadwelds one shots etc...
> Ok All
> i am getting prepared to start on my grounding system,
> i am going to tie the tower grounds/radials (150ft
> away) to the shack ground to the main service
> grounds... i am going to drive new 8' rods
> everywhere... (4 at the tower , 3 outside the basement
> shack , 2 at the service entrance , and maybe some
> intermittently around the house when i make a big loop
> around the house with either flashing or #6 wire....
> these 'one shots' i keep hearing about where does one
> acquire them and how much.... mu budget is really
> really short , but , i need to get some good lightning
> protection (best as i can anyhow)...
> Dan N8DCJ
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