[TowerTalk] Sinking ground rods

AA6DX - Mark aa6dx at arrl.net
Tue Aug 29 21:06:34 EDT 2006

Harbor Freight (sigh .. again) has their 1" SDS Rotary Hammer Kit on sale 
for $59.99  -- extra bit set is $9.99, buy one .. hard to find SDS bits .. 
cut off a bit to make a blunt end, put a deep well socket over the shaft, 
and bang away .. better yet, sacrifice a china cheapo socket and weld it in 
place. I just got their e-mailed coupon for one of the Hammer kits, 20 bux 
off.. in store only ..so only $40 --- I have one, worky worky!
PS  -- also 6" digi caliper for $6 --way handy for us old folks for figuring 
ID/OD !!
XYL, WA6MJB, won't let me take credit cards into their store, but I have a 
mini VISA stashed for those "special deals"  HIHI...
Mark Nelson  -  AA6DX

mailto: AA6DX at ARRL.NET

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Allen R. Brier" <britech at earthlink.net>
To: "'Tower Talk Reflector'" <towertalk at contesting.com>
Sent: Sunday, August 13, 2006 10:32 PM
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 also
heard that the ground contact is not as good using this method vs. pounding
the rod in the hard way, in dry ground. Which is best?

Allen Ross Brier, N5XZ


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