There are good concrete fillers/caulk that should seal the hole. I have
heard of people pouring water down the hole. I have no idea if that
would really work to help the grounding ability. You might consider
drilling your hole at an angle, so that if the rod hits a big rock it
has a change to deflect off the rocks so you can pound it in all the way.
On 8/29/2011 8:45 AM, Stan Rowe wrote:
> I'm looking for some advice from those who know or have experience with
> getting a good ground in a basement ham shack. My basement shack is located
> about 80 feet away from access to the outside so I am considering putting a
> ground rod through the basement floor about 8 feet from the back of the
> radios. I'm concerned about whether that will give me an adequate RF
> ground. Also I wouldn't be able to easily tie the new rod to the house
> ground without a long run. I'm also concerned about sealing around the new
> ground rod so that I don't have to worry about water leakage up through the
> basement floor though I think the likelihood of that is pretty small since
> the house is basically built on a sand hill and drainage is good. What is
> the best way to seal around the rod?
> What advice or experiences can you share?
> Thanks for your help.
> Stan - K6VWE
> TowerTalk mailing list
TowerTalk mailing list