|Subject:||[TowerTalk] Installing Ground Rods was (Tower Wench)|
|From:||"K8RI on Tower Talk" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Mon, 24 Jan 2005 10:58:08 -0500|
I still like the good old water drill. It's cheap and easy to use.|
http://www.rogerhalstead.com/ham_files/ground.htm I've posted it before, but I think it's germane to this discussion.
It works well in sand, clay, or clay . IOW, soil without a lot of rocks.
Another possibility, although I've not tried it would be a hammer drill. Some are large enough to chuck up a 5/8" rod.
It'd be an interesting experiment. Again, as virtually any other method, wet soil makes the installation easier.
Roger Halstead (K8RI, EN73 & ARRL Life Member)
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