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Re: [TowerTalk] Stranded Ground Cable

To: "'Jim Lux'" <>,"'GALE STEWARD'" <>,"'towertalk reflector'" <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Stranded Ground Cable
From: "Gary Schafer" <>
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2006 15:43:40 -0500
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jim Lux []
> Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2006 2:09 PM
> To: Gary Schafer; 'GALE STEWARD'; 'towertalk reflector'
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Stranded Ground Cable
> At 10:02 AM 7/11/2006, Gary Schafer wrote:
> >Stranded wire is fine for inside connections. The problem with it outside
> is
> >corrosion of the connections points. A good ground system maintenance
> >practice calls for inspecting and retightening all connections every
> year.
> >If a stranded wire connections is corroded it is next to impossible to
> ever
> >clean it properly. Solid wire is easily cleaned for reconnection.
> Of course, if the stranded wire were bonded with welding (or, dare I say,
> high quality brazing), then the electrical contact is not subject to
> corrosion.
> Jim

Agreed Jim.

Gary  K4FMX


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