Because you don't want to bury a mechanical connection. That is why you
From: "JoeCoolDXer" <JoeCoolDXer@msn.com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 12:40 PM
To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>; "David Gilbert" <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Ground Rods
> It's interesting how certain requirements creep into specifications
> possibly just because it's possible to do them.
> Recognize if lightning gets into a home it seems to have no trouble
> traveling through screwed
> and friction (plug-in) connections, sharp bends, and ultimately zapping
> lots of stuff.
> If CADwelds and OneShots are important in ground rod connections, why
> then, for example, is it not also required
> to weld all those electrically unreliable bolted joints between tower
> Don N7EF
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> From: David Gilbert<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
> To: email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 10:35 AM
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Ground Rods
> My only recourse was to put in more rods to ground my tower, and I built
> my own exothermic mold (standard type, not One-Shot variety) and bought
> a bunch of Cadweld powder on eBay so I could make as many wire-to-rod
> connections as I needed. The biggest reservation I have is that I'm
> less likely to reach moist earth during our dry springtime with the
> shorter rods, but that's just something I have to live with. No storms
> then anyway ...
> Dave AB7E
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