[TowerTalk] Sinking ground rods
K8RI on TowerTalk
K8RI-on-TowerTalk at tm.net
Mon Aug 14 03:04:29 EDT 2006
Some companies say not to use the hydraulic drill and if you check right
after installing the rods they will have some play or could usually be
pulled. However if you come back in a week or two (in most areas) they will
be as solid as if you had driven them in.
So it depends on the soil, the soil conditions, and the amount of rain you
In a very dry climate the hydraulic drill might not be the best way to go.
OTOH it might be the only time the ground gets that wet<:-))
Roger Halstead (K8RI and ARRL 40 year Life Member)
N833R - World's oldest Debonair CD-2
www.rogerhalstead.com (Use return address from home page)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Allen R. Brier" <britech at earthlink.net>
To: "'Tower Talk Reflector'" <towertalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Monday, August 14, 2006 1:32 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Sinking ground rods
> What is the best/easiest method to sink ground rods? I know the trick of
> using water to fill the hole several times to make it easy, but I have
> heard that the ground contact is not as good using this method vs.
> the rod in the hard way, in dry ground. Which is best?
> Allen Ross Brier, N5XZ
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