|To:||Jim Lux <email@example.com>|
|Subject:||Re: [TowerTalk] Adding ground rods, effect on ground resistance..|
|From:||Alan Zack <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 17 Jan 2005 11:18:09 -0800|
I have three 8 ft ground rods at the base of my tower, connected to each tower leg, tied together by a nr 2 wire plus tied to my rebar cage in the concrete (the rods are outside the concrete base) per my city bldg code. My coaxes pass through I.C.E. devices that are connected to the very bottom of the tower. The coax runs underground through a PCV tube to the house. At the house they pass through Polyphaser devices before entering the wall that are connected to another 8 ft single ground rod. There is 25 ft of coax between the base of the tower and where it enters the house.
Question, should these two grounds be connected (the tower ground rods and the house ground rod). Presently they are not. I was told by the Cel Tower installer who helped me with my tower installation that I should not connect them, that the rods at the tower base would handle any strike I had and I might make things worse by providing another path to the house by an additional ground wire between the tower and house. OK experts, what's your opinion? I can do it ether way, what is best?
TIA & 73
Jim Lux wrote:
----- Original Message ----- From: "Keith Dutson" <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent: Monday, January 17, 2005 9:32 AM Subject: RE: [TowerTalk] There's 'ground', and then there's 'ground'
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