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Author Topic: Grounding & Ground rods  (Read 1197 times)
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« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2005, 07:21:46 PM »

A quick note to  K3ASA.  From the way you described your soil, this should work to ease the groundrod installation.  Find a length of 1/2" copper pipe. If the 1/2" is too large in diameter use 3/8" stuff. Flatten the one end by smacking it with a hammer. Don't hammer it completely closed, leave a visible slit where the metal is hammered together.


Find a way to connect a garden hose to the other end. Turn the water on and begin pushing the rod into the ground, raising it occasionally to allow the water to flush out the dirt being loosened.  It generally used to take about 1 - 2 minutes at my old qth where the soil was similar. After that just drve the rod in. It should go easily.  No sweat.  I always found that this provided an adequate ground. To bad it won't work in the rocky terrrain where I now live.

Garry
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