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Re: [TowerTalk] Ground Rods

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Ground Rods
From: "KC4HW" <>
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 15:46:31 -0600
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I am not sure where the thread came from....

Recently I observed a local company installing alert sireens and using a 45 
lbs jack hammer with a special attachment to drive ground rods.  They had 
an air driven jackhammer.  

So I checked and the HomeDepot rents an electric jack hammer with the 
attachment.  I have not tried it myself, but am coming closer to starting the 
ground installation for three towers here in SE Alabama.  The ground 
composition is about 8" of mixed sand/top soil and light/medium orange 
clay below that.  

If anyone is interested then I will report my success or difficulties when the 
time comes... hi


On 25 Jan 2007 at 23:27, wrote:

> This is the advice I got from my  electrician re: Ground Rods:
> 73, Warren; W7WY
> "Warren,
> I have been able to  drive ground rods through anything but solid rock
> using a large Bosch roto  hammer with a ground rod driving attachment.
> The roto hammer is set on hammer  only and the ground rod attachment
> must be used to avoid damage to the roto  hammer. The roto hammer is
> the largest Bosch makes and costs about $1,000.00.  The ground rod
> driver attachment costs about $70.00. Hope this  helps.
> Tom; NEVARI  (Electrician)"
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Jim/KC4HW (June 2nd and 3rd, 2007)


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