[TowerTalk] Grounding H/W questions:

Pat Masterson bat@grumman.com
Tue, 28 Jul 1998 10:12:58 -0400 (EDT)

I'll soon be completing the erection of a Heights aluminum tower 56' 
high. What kinds of metal clamps are OK to use on aluminum, to connect to 
the copper grounding cable? Where can I buy these?
 Also, the copper cable I  have is pretty good, 28 woven strands of #16 
wire. But, it's been outside for 10 years, and has lots of oxidation. 
Whats a good way to brighten up the end of the cable so that the clamps will 
have good conductivity? Is there any concern of a lightning stike hitting 
aluminum? should I place a steel rod near the top and run a ground cable 
down one leg?

*  Pat Masterson  B38-01,  Northrop Grumman,     *  Ham:KE2LJ 
*  Plant 1, South Oyster Bay Rd.,                *  Packet: KE2LJ@KC2FD.NY 
*  Bethpage, NY 11714                            *  President Grumman Amateur
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