Some say not to use hydraulic drills but they've worked well for me.
This is my story: http://www.rogerhalstead.com/ham_files/ground.htm Bore
the hole, drop in the rod and CadWeld (TM) the ground cable to the ground
rod. You might need to mix a thin slurry of clay and water with a bit of
electrolyte and pour that in around the rods once they are installed.
Roger Halstead (K8RI and ARRL 40 year Life Member)
N833R - World's oldest Debonair CD-2
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dr. Howard S. White" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, January 23, 2006 5:52 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Tools for Installing Ground Rod?
> 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....
> Howard S. White Ph.D. P. Eng., VE3GFW/K6 ex-AE6SM KY6LA
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