[TowerTalk] Grounding Question
Fri, 31 Oct 1997 18:50:19 -0800
Paul M. Elliott wrote:
Guys I are not a inganeer and my slide rule is round and works great for
KPH/GPH/TAS/GS/Drift in them thar flying machines.. But I think as some
one said to tie into the rebar/mesh for a ground was a good idea.
(ground plane) I would do the extra long ground rod or a 5/8"diax8'
with it tied to the rebar/mesh. In most cases slabs are poured with mesh
and the footings have rebar. I would also place a ground at the tower.
One of them thar inganeers typos could come up a annsswer as wether to
hook up to that water ground. Don't I would run a antenneracross the
slab t o a ground but who knows it might make one Killer ground
loop/ground plane return low loss he radiating antenner.
> If anyone drills through a concrete floor (or laterally through a
> basement wall) to install ground rods, make sure you seal around the
> holes/rods with a good quality flexible sealing compound. Otherwise
> this can become a major entry point for radon gas which often
> accumulates beneath a slab, but may not be getting into your living
> space otherwise.
> 73 - Paul Elliott N3GPU
> Westminster, MD
> I would drill a hole in the concrete floor and drive a ground rod as
> deep as
> you can go. You might consider welding two ground rods together and
> 16 feet in the ground instead of just 8 feet.
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