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Subject: [TowerTalk] Tower grounding
From: "Skip K3CC" <>
Date: Wed, 28 May 2008 23:47:34 -0400
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Grounding the tower at 3 ft or so above the concrete  base and away from the 
base abt 6 ft  is fine.  I used OO wire to ground rods.  Old, used, welding 
wire is great for this purpose.

I would never ever ground the re bar or anything in the concrete.  I have 
seen 2 tower bases that had taken an indirect lighting hit though the 
ground.  The water boiled in the concrete from the heat and exploded the 
concrete bases. One other base was within 100 ft of the others and was not 
grounded and it was fine.

de Skip  K3CC 


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