> -----Original Message-----
> From: email@example.com [mailto:towertalk-
> firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf Of Nick Pair
> Sent: Monday, July 03, 2006 1:14 PM
> To: JC Smith; email@example.com
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Grounding base slab and pier tower bases
> The mention of buried tower section in slab was to infer that lightning
> going down this steel doesn't cause exploding bases either. One more myth
> busting to exploding base myth.
Not a myth at all. Many, including myself have seen tower bases cracked or
destroyed by having only the tower mounted to J bolts in the concrete or
tower section in the concrete and no additional grounds connected to the
The concrete can provide a good supplemental ground system but should not be
relied on as the only ground.
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