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Re: [TowerTalk] TowerTalk Digest, Vol 43, Issue 15

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] TowerTalk Digest, Vol 43, Issue 15
From: Nick Pair <>
Date: Wed, 5 Jul 2006 10:43:10 -0700 (PDT)
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Hello all,
  We all need to remember that JC's base was not just a simple hole in the 
ground but had 81 square feet of bottom contact alone, not counting side areas. 
The rebar was to be bonded to the copper pipe conductor and was not the sole 
conductor. Obviously a coil of wire in the bottom of a 3x3 hole is not the same 
as 20 feet in a trench or bonded to a foundation rebar grid which can have many 
hundreds of feet of iron rebar.
  That Ufers depend on capacitance as much or more than resistance might be 
going off on the wrong road. It woulod apply more to a AC current than a DC 
one. The beinfit of concrete is less than the average soil resistance.( greater 
  As many have stated none of this will help prevent a strike with your name on 
it and that if one owl doesn't keep the birds off then you need to add more 
owls. Eventually you will reach the no bird steady state.:-)

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