|To:||Dudley Chapman <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Subject:||Re: [TowerTalk] Different lightning ground question.|
|From:||Gary Schafer <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Mon, 17 Jan 2005 19:45:01 -0500|
When I said that the "sphere of influence is greater with a driven rod"
I was thinking more of a rod driven in vertical as one side is not close
to the surface as it would be if it were horizontal.|
I had not thought of driving them horizontally as you suggest but that sounds like it would be beneficial as they would be in tighter packed soil.
73 Gary K4FMX
Dudley Chapman wrote:
Gary, 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.
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