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Re: [TowerTalk] Tower Grounding

To: Jim Brown <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower Grounding
From: Jim Lux <>
Date: Sat, 08 Mar 2008 07:33:33 -0800
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Jim Brown wrote:
> On Sat, 8 Mar 2008 16:53:30 +0200, Marinus Willemstijn wrote:
>> Can the tower grounding system be put BELOW the tower BEFORE the
>> concrete is poured?
> Yes, BUT: grounding electrodes need to be in moist (wet) earth to be 
> effective. Your tower base, being concrete, will reduce that moisture. 

Most of the literature shows that the conductivity of concrete is higher 
than that of the surrounding soil. The cement in the concrete is 
hygroscopic, for one possible reason.  That whole Ufer ground thing as 
you've noted below..

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