[TowerTalk] Radial wire and deterioration

Richard Hill REHill at ix.netcom.com
Mon Aug 21 15:31:16 EDT 2006

Pine forest duff and related soil are likely acidic.  Aluminum could be a
good choice.
One source for general soil acidity may be the USDA Soil Survey for your
area, if one has been completed.  Ag areas are more likely to have soil

Some soil surveys and soil survey data are on line:  http://soils.usda.gov/
and then http://websoilsurvey.nrcs.usda.gov/app/ .


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-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:towertalk-bounces at contesting.com]On Behalf Of bob finger
Sent: Monday, August 21, 2006 10:54 AM
To: john.brewer at us.schneider-electric.com
Cc: TowerTalk at contesting.com
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Radial wire and deterioration

Consiider yourself lucky.  Aluminum fence wire in contact with earth
here lasts about 6 months then disappears.  YMMV  indeed!  73 bob de w9ge

> Whether in my
>lawn, or buried under the leaf mold in my damp pine/deciduous forest out
back, the el-cheapo
>aluminum electric fence wire  (~#18?) is still in fine shape after 8 years.


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