I would guess he criss/crosses the clamps. I think I would drill a
couple of rows of small holes to make a slot for the clamps to fit thru
and use Penatrox as well.
I agree that Polyphaser clamps at $14 is not unreasonable just not
affordable! I need at least 2-dozen and the same number of ground rods
which currently cost about the same. Being an ex-toolmaker I can
appreciate what goes into manufacturing for such a limited market but I
have more time on my hands then money!
thanks 73 Dwight W9YQ
> I've used dozens of the 58R-112S Polyphaser clamps and I don't think that
> $14 /each is unreasonable when protecting your system from lightning. The
> tower that I had in Illinois was hit by lightning numerous times. The
> problem with the Polyphaser clamps is they are made for 5/8 ground rod and
> the ground rod that is readily available from your nearest home center is
> undersize. To use their clamps, I had to make shims out of copper pipe.
> I'm curious how Bill is able to clamp 1 1/2 wide copper strap to a 5/8
> ground rod with a hose clamp, especially if the strap is running to more
> then one ground rod as recommended by Polyphaser.
> John KK9A
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Copper Strapping Clamps
> From: Cqtestk4xs@aol.com
> Date: Sat, 22 Jul 2006 09:30:30 EDT
> List-post: <mailto:email@example.com>
> In a message dated 7/22/2006 11:20:58 A.M. Greenwich Standard Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> After considerable research on the 'net the only clamps I've found for
> fixing the runs to copper ground rods are the ones made by polyphaser
> available for around $14 ea.
> Stainless steel hose clamps....cheap, effective!
> Bill K4XS
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