|To:||"Frank Donovan" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>|
|Subject:||Re: [TowerTalk] There's 'ground', and then there's 'ground'|
|From:||Pete Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Sun, 16 Jan 2005 12:25:00 -0500|
Fascinating, Frank. I tried going back up the URL tree, and eventually
found myself at a page for Presbyterian gun owners! However, beginning at
least with /ground2.htm there's a lot of good stuff there.|
The quoted info puzzles me, though -- my old farmhouse has lightning rods, and the cable between them and from them to the ground rods placed at intervals around the house is roughly 3/4 inch diameter aluminum, made from many ~#14 strands that are braided in a fairly complex pattern. It is quite flexible and easy to work with.
When I went looking for home lightning rod suppliers on the Internet, it appeared that all vendors for this kind of service are still selling this braided aluminum stuff, and only this.
I guess I'm perplexed -- if it doesn't conduct lightning well, how can these people continue to sell it and stay in business? I'd think their liability headaches would be phenomenal.
73, Pete N4ZR
At 10:50 AM 1/16/2005, Frank Donovan wrote:
See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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