Thanks for those comments. Yes, driving rods down into the soil is the
best thing, of course. But say you had to lay a perimeter ground in sandy
soil that was on top of bedrock only a few feet below. My point was that
adding ground rods going off horizontally from the heavy wire perimeter
ground might not add that much value. But I think you are right that
horizontal rods pounded in sideways, perhaps from the trench you were laying
the wire in, would be going into packed soil so there would be an advantage.
You sold me on it.
Dudley - WA1X
From: Gary Schafer [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, January 17, 2005 7:10 PM
Cc: Jim Lux; email@example.com; Dudley Chapman
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Different lightning ground question.
Forgot one other advantage of a driven ground rod verses a buried wire.
The sphere of influence is greater with a driven rod.
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