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Re: [TowerTalk] exploding foundations and semantic quibblesregarding Ufe

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] exploding foundations and semantic quibblesregarding Ufer & "Single Point" grounds
From: "W7CE" <>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2007 05:58:14 -0700
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> It was written, regarding UFER grounds:
> "Sinking the ground rod several inches below the bottom of the foundation
> hole and only running copper wire out the bottom of the concrete is no
> problem. If house foundations use copper wire for Ufer grounds, then it
> sounds safe to assume that copper embedded in concrete does not eventually
> corrode away."
> WRONG!  You want to divert strike current around the tower foundation,
> not through it.  The conductor will be evaporated, exploding the
> foundation.

So are you saying that you don't believe in Ufer grounds?  If I understand 
them correctly, the whole point is to develop a low impedance path to ground 
through the concrete. 


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