[TowerTalk] Salt for Chemical ground rods

R. David Eagle kb8nnu at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 18 15:43:09 EDT 2007

Th amount of salt that it would take to make the ground rod effective would not necessarily have an impact on groundwater.  It may effect your XYL's roses but not your groundwater.  By the time the salt reached the water table, it would be dilluted to a point where it would not have any impact.  Plus, the salt would most likely bind with clay-like particulates in your soil before it went any lower (soil dependant).  Remember- the solution to pollution is dillution.



----- Original Message ----
From: Kipton Moravec <kip at kdream.com>
To: Gary Saboe <viking at world-net.net>
Cc: towertalk at contesting.com
Sent: Tuesday, September 18, 2007 11:47:38 AM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Salt for Chemical ground rods

Doesn't putting salt in the soil contaminate it so nothing will grow
there?  Does it seep into the water table?

If so, it does not seem very environmentally friendly to me. Does the
EPA have a stand on this?


On Mon, 2007-09-17 at 00:00 -0500, Gary Saboe wrote:
> MgSO4 (Epsom Salt) is usual salt placed inside a chemical ground rod for
> leeching into surrounding soil.
> Gary, NØGS 

Kipton Moravec KE5NGX
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