[TowerTalk] Sinking ground rods
jc-smith at comcast.net
Mon Aug 14 18:01:43 EDT 2006
I just use an appropriately sized socket. It doesn't have to grip the
ground rod, just keep the hammer from sliding off.
73 - JC, K0HPS
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[mailto:towertalk-bounces at contesting.com]On Behalf Of Tom McAlee
Sent: Monday, August 14, 2006 10:37 AM
To: 'Tower Talk Reflector'
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Sinking ground rods
I have a large Makita hammer drill and a ground rod attachment for it. It
The ground here is hard clay with a lot of rock mixed in. Using a standard
fence post driver, I can't get anything in more than 2 to 3 feet and even
that's a lot of work. The hammer drill gets a full 8' in and takes between
30 to 60 seconds.
It was a bit of an investment but it sure is nice to have when you need it.
You might be able to rent one. I tried that route, but none of the rental
places around me had one that would match the only ground rod attachment
piece I was able to find.
----- 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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