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Re: Lightning and neutral grounding



That's where a good slide-hammer comes in handy.  It's still a lot of work,
but at least you don't have to try and hit the wiggling ground rod.

Joel B. Black, W4JBB
w4jbb@charter.net


----- 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
> -------------------------------------
> Jon Ogden
> NA9D (ex: KE9NA)
>
> Citizen of the People's Democratic Republik of Illinois
>
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>
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>
> "A life lived in fear is a life half lived."
>
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