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Re: [TowerTalk] Tools for Installing Ground Rod?

To: noddie <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tools for Installing Ground Rod?
From: "root [knesbitt]" <>
Date: Mon, 23 Jan 2006 17:01:54 -0700
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Go and rent yourself an Atlas Copco "Cobra mk1"
This thing will drive rods through pretty much anything. Make sure you 
get the ground rod adapter for it as well.


Kirb,  VE6IV

noddie wrote:
> Hi Howard,
> I also have very hard compacted clay.  I used an impact hammer with a
> special attachment designed for ground rods.  I borrowed mine, but you can
> rent them cheaply.  It took all of about five minutes each rod to drive
> down.
> Mike K6BR
> My soil is very, very hard clay which makes it a perfect tower base... in
> fact we had to jack hammer it out to build the base...
> ... Strong constructions workers hitting the top of the 8' ground rods with
> Sledge Hammers they were able to drive 1 in about 4 feet and one about 5
> feet...  neither is deep enough.... 
> Any suggestions on what mechanical or power tool to use to drive ground rods
> further into the ground.  Plus I want to put in a few more....
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