[TowerTalk] Sinking ground rods
w3yy at cox.net
Wed Aug 30 20:57:17 EDT 2006
Got mine today! $40 - what a deal.
----- Original Message -----
From: "AA6DX - Mark" <aa6dx at arrl.net>
To: <britech at earthlink.net>; "'Tower Talk Reflector'"
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Sent: Wednesday, August 30, 2006 1:06 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Sinking ground rods
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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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