I had an electrician friend drive an 8' ground rod for my K9AY loop a couple
of months ago using an electric Hilti unit that hammers quite vigorously.
Lots of rock in my soil. It took him quite a while, and there were a couple
of times that we didn't think it was going to go. But it did.
This grand adventure took place line-of-sight from your location up on the
south hills of Missoula.
73, Barrie, W7ALW, DN36at
----- Original Message -----
From: "Patrick Barkey" <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, March 30, 2010 4:00 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Ground rods with jack hammer drill
> Has anyone on this list ever tried installing ground rods in rocky soil
> a big jack hammer drill? What I had in mind was replacing the big with
> ground rod and driving it in. Having zero luck in this rocky stuff called
> soil in western Montana.
> I am thinking of one of those big Hilti things with a jack hammer setting:
> - Pat
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