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Re: driving copper pipe
Original poster: "Terry Fritz" <teslalist-at-qwest-dot-net>
There is "real" ground rod! Thick copper coated 1/2" hard steel. I like
to sharpen the end far sharper than it comes from the store. Any
electrical supply house will have it as do many big home stores. Don't use
soft copper pipe unless your ground is like peat moss or you have a house
boat ;o)) Just call around for ground rod. I think Radio Shack also has it.
I pound it into the Colorado clay as far as possible and cut off what is
left sticking up. They are six feet long and I have been known to cut off
four feet :o))
Las Vegas has some kind of cement like soil called kalika (sp) that makes
clay look like butter!!
At 04:54 PM 6/1/2003 -0400, you wrote:
>I'm sure many of you know how hard it is to drive long pieces of copper
>pipe into hard ground to make an RF ground, such as my yard which has a
>lot of clay in it. I was wondering if it would be alright to fill a 5'
>piece of .5" or .75" copper pipe with quick cement to make it sturdy
>enough to pound into the ground. If not what other method could I use to
>get the pipe into the ground?