[TowerTalk] galvanized radial wires
k0wa at swbell.net
Tue Feb 6 10:13:45 EST 2007
I've used galvanized radial wires as well. I used electric fence wire (18 gauge) and found that after a year....some if it was gone. I cut a slit in the ground with a "sharp-shooter" and put the wire in the ground....not on the ground. The wire had rusted and disappeared. I do not do this any more.
I used copper on top of the ground and let the "grass" hide it after a couple of clippings. I also use insulated wire as well. I found a source for wire at the local over-head garage door installer. He has rolls and rolls of wire that comes with every garage door opening. Most installations use about 30 feet of the stuff and they send about 200 feet with each opener. May times he uses the existing wire already installed if he is replacing a worn out opener. It is copper...solid....and I just twist the two ends together and solder them....the attach to the grounding point. I get the wire for FREE!
Lee - K0WA
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