[TowerTalk] Copper Strapping Clamps
jimc at pwrone.com
Mon Jul 24 11:42:57 EDT 2006
That's how they are suppose to be configured.
But I too had problems using the Polyphaser clamps with my 5/8" ground rods.
I had to add about 4 or 5 copper strip shims to get a good firm connection
to the ground rod.
James E. Chaggaris
1020 Cedar Ave.
St. Charles, IL 60174
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[mailto:towertalk-bounces at contesting.com] On Behalf Of Alan NV8A
Sent: Monday, July 24, 2006 10:30 AM
To: towertalk reflector
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Copper Strapping Clamps
Maybe I have misunderstood how the Polyphaser clamps are intended to be
used, but if I pass the copper strip between the bolts and around one side
of the nominally 5/8" ground rod (actually approx. 1/32" shy), everything
seems to clamp together just fine. IOW, the clamp is clamping the copper
strap firmly *against* the ground rod
On 07/24/06 08:54 am Brad Nowak wrote:
> I too found the strapping clamps too large for standard 5/8 in ground
> I did find that they work perfectly on 3/4 in ground rods usually only
> available at industrial electric suppliers (only in 10' lengths I
> might add). I didn't like using the shims of copper as it was a real
> PITA trying to get everything aligned to tighten securely.
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