[TowerTalk] Dismal Ground Rod / Hammer Drill Results Today

Rick Karlquist richard at karlquist.com
Wed Aug 30 21:52:59 EDT 2006

Dave NØRQ wrote:
> Here in the heavy Texas clay soils, there is an easy way to put in ground
> rods.
>> You must have a supply of water, preferably a hose, or at least a couple

That doesn't work if you have waterproof hardpan, like most
of the California central valley does.  The water has no effect
whatsoever, no matter how long you soak it.  A full swing with
a 10 lb sledge hammer will move a ground rod 1/16 of an inch,
if you are lucky.

Rick N6RK

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