[TowerTalk] Guy Anchor Cathodic Protection - Where?

Ken Kinyon - W7TS w7ts at attbi.com
Fri May 2 14:14:48 EDT 2003

I think if you sprinkle holy water on it you will get the required Catholic
Oh, never mind, I just put on my glasses.
Ken W7TS
PS my spelling checker also wants to change it to Catholic. ;<)
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Subject: [TowerTalk] Guy Anchor Cathodic Protection - Where?


I'm back on this list, just for a while to participate in this discussion.
(I usually troll the archives).

1. The electrolysis is made worse by the use of a copper ground rod. This
explains why those of use who don't use ground rods don't experience as much
guy anchor corrosion. (We wouldn't forget lightning protection would we)??

2. The ground rod, if made of or coated with a cathodic material, could
serve as grounding and cathodic protection one in the same.

3. Where can one buy the cathodic protection devices? What is a good cathode
material? Zinc like on boats? Or does it have to be further down the
electroactive series to protect the zinc galvanization of the guy anchor?

-Tony, K1KP

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