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Re: [TowerTalk] Tools for Installing Ground Rod?

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tools for Installing Ground Rod?
From: Eugene Jensen <>
Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2006 21:02:25 -0500
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If one of your friends has a SDS Max Hammer Drill then all you need is a SDS
Max/ Supermax Shank Ground Rod Driver -- 5/8th Inch and you are good to go.
I have the Bosch Setup and yet failed to drive a rod with it. On the other
hand it's a bit pricey to just drive a few rods and might be a better deal
just to rent the tool. 73 Gene K2QWD 

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Dr. Howard S. White
Sent: Monday, January 23, 2006 5:53 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
"No Good Deed Goes Unpunished"
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