When I grounded my tower with solid copper wire, I went to Lowes expecting
to pay handsomely for solid copper wire. Well. they had 2 lengths of random
wire cut off from another job and I got them for less than their actual cost
if they would have cut it off the main roll. I saw these two pieces stuck
off to one side of the cutting machine as if they were ready for the trash.
There were a bunch of other random lengths of wire there also. So now I
check this hiding place first when buying copper wire.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Artmouton" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, August 17, 2008 1:10 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
> 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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