> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:towertalk-
> email@example.com] On Behalf Of Roger D Johnson
> Sent: Thursday, July 06, 2006 11:02 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Soldering Ground Connections
> Phil Camera wrote:
> > This should never be done, period. The reason is, think about it,
> during a major energy surge event, tremendous heat may be present during
> large current flows and any kind of soldering/brazing/etc will melt and
> you will be left with no or a very bad connection.
> > You can do two things:
> > 1. Exothermic connection (CadWeld, etc)
> > 2. Mechanical connection (will require frequent maintenance since
> mechanical connections will loosen on their own due to thermal cycling)
> > Do not solder or braze. Phil KB9CRY
> If your conductors get this hot they're way too small!
> 73, Roger
Solder will corrode in the ground or in the weather.
Solder will melt when high current goes through it long before the conductor
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