The copper strap coming from the ground rod can be buried under the ground
as well. This helps make your ground system even better, and doesn't pose
a safety (tripping) or "uglyness" factor in the flower garden.
This usually is better than using the water pipes. Water pipes can work OK
IF you make sure there is no plastic or other insulating pipe and connection
in your plumbing, so you really get a good ground connection.
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Sent: Saturday, January 08, 2000 12:22 PM
> Original Poster: ross andrews <sflourine-at-home-dot-com>
> Hi all,
> I'm in the process of finishing up my first coil, and I have come to
> the RF ground part. I had intended to use a copper grounding rod, but
> Mom doesn't like the idea of a copper strap detracting from her flower
> garden, so Dad suggested I use the cold water line coming into the
> house. What has me confused is that some coilers on the 'net do indeed
> use a water pipe as a ground, yet some directions I downloaded say
> specifically "DON'T USE A COLD WATER LINE". What gives?