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Re: [TowerTalk] Guy Anchor Corrosion Question 1

To: "David Hachadorian" <>,"Towertalk Reflector" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Guy Anchor Corrosion Question 1
From: "Tom Rauch" <>
Reply-to: Tom Rauch <>
Date: Thu, 28 Oct 2004 18:09:09 -0400
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 There were two guys on each anchor. The top guy was
> Phillystran, with just a 4' piece of EHS at the bottom.
> The bottom guy, attached to the tower at about the 25
> foot level, was EHS all the way, with no insulators.
> The tower is grounded at the base, but there is no
> separate ground rod at each anchor.

You are asking for problems when you electrically connect
anchors to the tower or anything else that might have a
voltage difference to the anchor, including a ground rod or
radials. The exception would be an intentional sacrificial
conductor or something that is the same material.

Over the years electrolysis can eat right through the rod.

73 Tom


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