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Re: [TowerTalk] Trenching (OUCH)

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Trenching (OUCH)
From: "K8RI on TowerTalk" <>
Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2006 00:52:13 -0400
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> Mike:
>     While you're recuperating this weekend, you might want to get some 
> electrician's putty at Home Despot or >Lowe's to use with your one-shots. 
> The first one I fired off leaked out through the bottom of the crucible.

Just pack the dirt up around the bottom. It'll do fine whether clay or sand.
I've gone through 30 some just packing the dirt in the trench up under the 
ceramic and against the rubber seal.

Roger Halstead (K8RI and ARRL 40 year Life Member)
N833R - World's oldest Debonair CD-2 (Use return address from home page)

>After I cut off the bad slug atop the ground rod, I refitted the second 
>ceramic mold to the ground rod.  I then >put a bead (more like a snake) of 
>putty around the rod just underneath the mold so as to prevent (I hoped) 
> >any leakage.  As a belt-and-suspenders move, I also put some putty around 
>the holes where the wires >entered the mold.
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