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Re: [TowerTalk] Connection Tower to ground rods

To: Artmouton <>,
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Connection Tower to ground rods
From: Mark Robinson <>
Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2008 14:52:31 -0400
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I imagine that acetone or paint stripper should get the paint off without 
destroying the galvanised surface. Just let the paint stripper sit there and 
do it's stuff. Brake fluid should do the same thing given time. I would not 
use abrasive techniques as it will damage the plating

I would use thick copper wire. Coax shield cannot carry the current. 
Connect the wire to the rods using the Cadweld system

google cadweld

73 de Mark N1UK

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From: "Artmouton" <>
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Sent: Sunday, 17 August, 2008 2:10 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Connection Tower to ground rods

>I have hammered in two 8' copper ground rods.
> Will probably do two more later - they ain't cheap and not easy (although 
> we
> are all dirt and gumbo mud here in South Louisiana.
> I now need to attach them to tower base.
> I have some coax type shield or some very large wire.
> Which one would be best?
> Then how to connect to ground rod - dissimilar metal connector?
> How to connect to tower - Rohn 55G.
> Prior owner had painted it.
> I will brush off paint area at connection point but do not want to destroy
> the coating - so how deep and how to connect to the tower leg?
> Tnx & 73,
> Art K5FNQ
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