[TowerTalk] Connection Tower to ground rods

Alan NV8A nv8a at att.net
Sun Aug 17 15:11:13 EDT 2008

On 08/17/08 02:10 pm Artmouton wrote:

> I have hammered in two 8' copper ground rods.
> Will probably do two more later - they ain't cheap and not easy (although we 
> are all dirt and gumbo mud here in South Louisiana.
> I now need to attach them to tower base.
> I have some coax type shield or some very large wire.
> Which one would be best?
> Then how to connect to ground rod - dissimilar metal connector?
> How to connect to tower - Rohn 55G.
> Prior owner had painted it.
> I will brush off paint area at connection point but do not want to destroy 
> the coating - so how deep and how to connect to the tower leg?

I used #4 insulated stranded copper wire with bronze clamps (such as are 
available at Lowe's or Home Depot) on the tower legs but separated by a 
layer of stainless steel cut from a hose clamp. "Acorn" clamps (also 
from Lowe's or HD) at the ground rod.


Alan NV8A

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