[TowerTalk] Stranded Ground Cable

Gary Schafer garyschafer at comcast.net
Tue Jul 11 13:02:06 EDT 2006

Stranded wire is fine for inside connections. The problem with it outside is
corrosion of the connections points. A good ground system maintenance
practice calls for inspecting and retightening all connections every year.
If a stranded wire connections is corroded it is next to impossible to ever
clean it properly. Solid wire is easily cleaned for reconnection.

Gary  K4FMX

> -----Original Message-----
> From: towertalk-bounces at contesting.com [mailto:towertalk-
> bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of GALE STEWARD
> Sent: Tuesday, July 11, 2006 11:47 AM
> To: towertalk reflector
> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Stranded Ground Cable
> Actually, stranded ground cable is used all the time
> in lightning protection systems, although they use BIG
> strands. See examples at:
> http://www.lightningrod.com/catalog1_rods.html
> I've seen this type of cable used on lightning rod
> systems on several buildings in my area.
> 73, Stew K3ND
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