> Maybe I have misunderstood how the Polyphaser clamps are
> intended to be used, but if I pass the copper strip between
> the bolts and around one side of the nominally 5/8" ground
> rod (actually approx. 1/32" shy), everything seems to clamp
> together just fine. IOW, the clamp is clamping the copper
> strap firmly *against* the ground rod
> Alan NV8A
> On 07/24/06 08:54 am Brad Nowak wrote:
> > I too found the strapping clamps too large for standard 5/8
> in ground rods.
> > I did find that they work perfectly on 3/4 in ground rods
> usually only
> > available at industrial electric suppliers (only in 10' lengths I
> > might add). I didn't like using the shims of copper as it
> was a real
> > PITA trying to get everything aligned to tighten securely.
You got it Alan, PolyPhaser states in their instructions for the clamp:
"If using other than PolyPhaser ground rods, copper strap may be cut and
used to shim the strap-to-rod clearance"
All connections should be cleaned and the proper copper joint compound used,
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