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Re: [TowerTalk] Where to find Surplus wire for ground

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Where to find Surplus wire for ground
From: Bryan Swadener <>
Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2012 17:24:54 -0800 (PST)
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An electrician advised me that 4 AWG solid is required locally for safety 
ground bonding.  I used about 40 ft to connect my station and electric service 
ground electrodes.  It costs around $1/ft.  OTOH, my tower's PE (Hank KR7X) 
specified 2/0 to connect each tower leg to a ground electrode.  IIRC, that 
stuff costs around $4/ft.
vy 73,
Bryan WA7PRC

Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2012
From: Rick Scott 

Ive been trying to find information on grounding my station that's mid house 
with no real ground close. So I must go through the wall and down into the 
crawlspace.? I was told by an electrical engineer ham that I need 2ga wire 
minimum.? Well trying to tell the wife I need 10 -15 feet of wire that's 4 
bucks a foot at the local big box, didn't go over well.

Looking over the phone book I didn't find anyone that does surplus wire anymore 
(Copper prices I guess) .

Anyone know of a source?

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