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Re: [TowerTalk] Close call with death

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Close call with death
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Date: Sat, 15 Jan 2011 16:45:38 -0500
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call before you dig to have any underground utilities located....

On 1/15/2011 4:34:21 PM, K2VI ( wrote:
> Post hole digging to install the pipe in ground for the
> 43' zero five vertical. I disregarded the 1.5 inch fence post and used the 
> scedule 40 1.25 I.D gavanized pipe. When digging i was about 38" down when 
> i hit something hard. Hit it a few times thinking it was a root. Well i 
> realized it was probably a rock and reached down and dug some dirt out to 
> find out it was an orange heavy plastic pipe about 1" 1/8 . Also next to 
> it was a 1" black tube. Im not sure if it was a huge power line but glad i 
> didn't
> bust through. I just threw down some garden rocks and cemented the pipe in
> just above the underground lines. So im sure this will hold up firm when
> the cement cures. As far as grounding. I did drive an
> 8" ground rod next to the pipe about 10" away. I know i have to connect
> the ground rod to the radial plate but wondering about connection the
> antenna to the ground rod. If i connect a wire from the UNUN box on the
> antenna side and run it to the ground rod won't it couple to the ra
> dial plate? Since both the radial plate and antenna connect to the ground 
> rod in essence they are now both coupled together. Im in the dark here. 
> Can someone please help me out here. I would greatly apreciate the help. 
> thank to all. 73
> tony k2vi 


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