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.
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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