[TowerTalk] Yanking out ground rods

Pat Chiles chilesp at adelphia.net
Sat Nov 12 15:57:07 EST 2005


In the past I have used vise-grips and also brass ground wire connectors. 
The kind that fit around the rod.  I have used both of them successfully in 
conjunction with a car jack.  I have not had the brass break and wouldn't 
think that it would do so on rods that are only in the ground 3.5 feet.

Pat, K8PC
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Georgens, Tom" <Tom.Georgens at netapp.com>
To: <towertalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Saturday, November 12, 2005 3:08 PM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Yanking out ground rods

>I have a number of ground rods that I need to pull out of the ground.
> They are 5/8 inch copper clad steel.  They are about 3.5 feet in the
> ground with about 6 inches exposed.
> I cannot pull them out by hand and I have no way to grap them to use
> some type of mechanical advantage.
> Any ideas welcome
> Thanks and 73, Tom W2SC 8P1A
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