To speed up the whole learning process for you just do a Google search on
rebar grounding and you will be good to go. Their is so much well written
material on this subject and one of the few changes made by the fellow who
signed off my tower plans here in NJ was to ground the rebar per NEC 2005. I
was going to do so anyway but my new plans for SC by Rohn on my SSMW has a
foot note to ground the rebar as per code. A postnote by me is the new
foundtion for my home will be grounded and bonded as per code. The best of
good luck with your SSV project as it a nice tower. 73 Gene K2QWD
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ronald Anderson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, May 19, 2008 11:16 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] rebar grounding
> Hi folks;
> I am about to pour 20 yards of concrete for my tower (SSV). Now I have
> been told over the years not to ground my tower through the poured
> cement. Well I have some folks who think I should ground the two
> rebar mats plus the tower to the rebar. Of course what comes to mind
> is the splitting of the base if it ever took a major hit.
> I have always thought that his was a no-no and just ground the three
> legs of the tower in the usual way I always have buy using two ground
> rods on each leg and then tie all of the grounds together and then tie
> them into the main electrical ground of the house/hamshack.
> Your thoughts!
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