[Top] [All Lists]

[TowerTalk] Copper roll,making 50 feet into 100 feet and thru wall idea

Subject: [TowerTalk] Copper roll,making 50 feet into 100 feet and thru wall idea
From: Noid Wilson <>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2006 12:24:42 -0400
List-post: <>
More grounding talk.

Its been a while since I have connected two pieces of copper.  Is the 
preferred method connecting two pieces of copper roll 2 and 4 inch in 
width for grounding lightning protection to braze the two pieces 
together?  Have there been any mechanical devices to enhance the 
physical connection devised to make it stonger? 

Typically inside construction the strap is attached to the wall and a T 
connection is made to the device for grounding.  Taking that inside 
connection to ground (outside)will require an extension of a length 
copper roll.

Does anyone have an idea (yeah right this group has more than one) on 
getting the strap from inside to outside the shack area with minimal 
cutting or destruction?  The station is on the second floor (wood 
construction) close to the grounding location.  Looking for a thru-wall 
idea.  Does anyone have a picture or two of their situation?  I cant cut 
a hole in the wall to run a 2 or 3 inch PVC pipe for conduit, however I 
did run 5 female to female SO-239 thru wall connectors with aluminum 
plates for backing inside and out at the station location to get the 
antennas connected to the radios.  I can repair the holes drilled pretty 
easy if we decide to move in the future.  A big hole is harder to fix 
than multiple smaller ones. 

Thanks all
Noid Wilson
Tampa, FL
noid (at) baycrestfl (dot) com

LM-354 HDSP tower coming and needing to get final prep for the setup


TowerTalk mailing list

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>