----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Rauch" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: <email@example.com>; "Chuck" <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "Towertalk"
Sent: Monday, December 06, 2004 4:30 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Ground Radials Insulated or Not
> > 2. It'll last longer due to the protection the
> insulation offers the metallic conductor;
> I dig bare copper wire out of the ground that's 80 years
> old, and it looks OK.
> Just don't bury stranded wire or steel and use at least #16
> and it will outlive the guy who buries it.
They dig up Roman coins which are mostly copper and they look ok. Unless
there's significant DC current flowing or your soil happens to be some weird
substance that corrodes it, I would think that Tom's right.
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