[RFI] Re: Copper clad or Galvanized steel ground rods???

Mitchell Carson Mitchell Carson <Mitchell.Carson@dalsemi.com>
Fri, 1 May 1998 09:09:17 -0500

While this subject is alive...

I'm currently planning on installing a tower at my QTH...and I've 
thoroughly enjoyed all the talk on grounding methods.  This is
good stuff!

Several of my friends have mentioned using 3/4" thick wall copper
pipe as ground rods.  They've said that they're much easier to get 
in the ground.  Attach a garden hose to the pipe (with a hose clamp), 
turn on the hydrant, and start shoving the pipe in the ground.  I can 
see how this might work in sandy soils...but it may prove to be difficult 
doing this in clay.

So much for the installation method, but what about the effectiveness 
of copper pipe vs. copper clad or galvanized steel ground rods?

73 es TNX de W5MEC
Mitchell Carson

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