[TowerTalk] Conductivity of cement

Roger (K8RI) K8RI-on-TowerTalk at tm.net
Sun Sep 7 00:00:46 EDT 2008

David Gilbert wrote:
> <snip>
> Besides, I would bet that every one of those exploding pads occurred 
> because the rebar was NOT connected to the wellhead casing.  I suggest 
> you head to the Polyphaser web site for a more authoritative 
> recommendation ... check out their tech note on Ufer grounds for a tower 
> foundation.

I have a bit of a problem reconciling the regulations that the rebar be 
bonded to "what ever" outside the concrete with the statement I've often 
seen that the rebar should not penetrate the surface of the concrete due 
to corrosion.  In either case we end up violating something.


Roger (K8RI)

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