At 05:10 PM 05/24/2007, jeremy-ca wrote:
>If it MUST absolutely have a ground rod, which I dont understand
>why, then drilling is one option it seems. You can rent air or
>electric impact drills and extensions. You may want to treat the
>soil down the hole with a saline solution and salt crystals as it
>appears that you wont get much ground conductivity with just the rod.
>I live on a ridge with solid ledge less than 2' down and run on the
>ground radials for my Beverages and elevated radials for verticals.
That's the description here, too. on the western side of a small
rocky mountain. There are a few places I got an 8' rod down using the
electrician's Bosch hammerdrill last year, but most only went down
about 4 to 5 feet. I suspect this soil conductivity is also extremely
poor. All this for a few countries on 160 and a few more on 80!
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