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Re: Lightning and neutral grounding



Jon
Try pre drilling the hole by HYDRO DRILLING .....
Take a 5' piece of 1/2" copper pipe
and hook it to your garden hose.
Turn on the water and gently push the pipe into the ground.
I use this trick in the hard red clay of OKLAHOMA.
Pull the copper pipe out and drop the ground rod in the hole
and it will pound in very easily the last couple of feet...
Rick

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Ogden" <na9d-2@speakeasy.net>
To: "Woody" <kj4so@nc.rr.com>; <amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2003 1:43 PM
Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] Lightning and neutral grounding


on 3/11/03 11:04 AM, Woody at kj4so@nc.rr.com wrote:

> You should also place an 8' ground rod at the corners of your house so the
> ground wire that ties all of your grounds together is not just bent around
> the corner.  Ground wires should never be bent around corners.

Agreed.  If you follow a turn with a very gentle radius that will work as
well.  Never have sharp bends.  And it can't hurt to have the extra ground
rods.

Just be prepared to be very tired and very sore for a few days.  I pounded
about 16 of them and hurt a LOT.

73,

Jon
NA9D
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Jon Ogden
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