Now here’s how its done by a redneck hillbilly. I could swear I’ve read on here how some of you guys use your rotary hammer to drive a ground rod. No amount of water would loosen my soil. Houses already constructed often do not lend themselves to providing a complete grounding system as recommended by Polyphaser for a realistic amount of money. God bless and good dx.
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In particularly hard ground, I’ve found it useful to drive rods partway in one day, run a trickle hammet water overnight at the base of the post, then finish driving it in the next day. We can install 4 ground rods at Field Day in less jack hammer ground rod 30 minutes, and never pick up a Sledge Hammer.
Burying runs of copper when camping or for field day means the stuff can be recovered also. Even though the tower is got a very little ground system and the 4 legs are on 24″ above ground jack hammer ground rod footings – the tower appears virtually free flooting and not connected to earth ground.
Eye and ear protection best tools to have 2. First, fill a gallon milk jug with water.
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Start jabbing it uammer the hole again, going another 6 to 8 jack hammer ground rod. Admittedly, this might not work for solid rock, but it works for anything softer.
I put 2 ground rods in in under 20 minutes. I find it hard to believe you need deep ground rods to make your station work.
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The ground rod thing is a relic of the early days of ham radio due to the use of very low frequencies in the spark gap days. The hammer drill could not be set to hammer only so it tried to spin the rod some. Use a pipe cutter to cut off the top section that got destroyed by the hammer. If you depend on the electrical service ground your lightning path is thru groound coax, inside the house, thru jack hammer ground rod radio to the ground wire inside your walls usually only 14 or 12 and back dod the electrical service jack hammer ground rod.
Never mind, found an answer at http: If you must use a clamp, slide it on before you start pounding the rod in. I once got an entire letter grade knocked off of a technical presentation in college because I was jack hammer ground rod bit too creative with my punctuation.
I’ve read some concerns about soil contact being lost due to washing the soil from the copper pipe. Contact the site with comments or questions. In my area, the utility company is usually kind enough to have sunken a ground rod in close proximity to the electrical entry panel. Now to assemble are parts.
I was thinking “Wow, this works great!
It always seems to get buried in the dirt. Also, a T-post driver works well. Often the deeper one goes, the more rock. If you want a really good ground, go active.
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The hammer drill method is only good if you can shut off the rotary drill action, and just use the hammer effect. The worst thing about the jackhammer is toting it up a ladder to put it on the ground jack hammer ground rod.
My jack hammer ground rod, Old Festus, swares that if’n y’all wraps ten sticks a dynermite round the ground rod, if’n ya’ take a dye-rect hit, the voltage will get blowe rat back up’n the luminifgerous ether whar she comed from. We construct are own piece of machinery here folks.
The valve box allows easy access to the ground rod jack hammer ground rod protecting unsuspecting people from tripping over the rod or into the hole. I even could take breaks with the ground rod out. There will be destruction of the most severe kind at the point where the lightning leaves the ungrounded tower and continues it’s path to gorund Jack hammer ground rod.
He tried for 2 weeks and several Sledge hammers to groound a ground Rod. A bottle or bucket of water and some elbow grease is all you need.