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Re: DRSSTC RF Ground
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- Date: Mon, 15 Aug 2005 17:39:46 -0600
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Original poster: "marc" <xp88@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Unfortunately, with the stony (slate-like) soil up hear in NW New Jersey,
I'll be lucky to pound the rod in two or three feet, let alone 8' !!!
But.. with a little internet research, I now know what a counterpois is!
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> Date: 8/15/2005 3:12:12 PM
> Subject: Re: DRSSTC RF Ground
> Original poster: Jim Lux <jimlux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> At 03:47 PM 8/8/2005, you wrote:
> >Original poster: "marc" <xp88@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> >Thanks Robert H! I'm going to take your (and Terry's) advice. Home depot
> >sells a nice copper grounding rod 8' long... enough for two! (about
> >$13.00). Bring a hack-saw if you want to fit it in a small car. I'm going
> >to connect it with #4-0, 2000 strand flexi welding cable.
> >Thanks much, Marc
> Except that if you saw that 8' rod in half you've more than halved
> your grounding capability.
> Figure you've got a foot before the rod actually hits the dirt
> (clamp, slab thickness, underlayment, etc.), so now you'd only have 3
> feet into the ground. Better than nothing, but still pretty poor.
> On the other hand, at least you could put them pretty close
> together. You generally want to space rods by twice their (buried)