Radial Horizontal Ground Rods (RHGRs :-)

From: 	Adam[SMTP:absmith-at-tiac-dot-net]
Sent: 	Wednesday, December 10, 1997 8:16 PM
To: 	tesla list
Subject: 	Radial Horizontal Ground Rods (RHGRs :-)

OK, I have probed all over my yard, and it is so seriously boulder-filled 
that driving a ground rod deeper than 16" is impossible.  My home is 
surrounded by stone walls, since everytime the house is added onto, the 
builders unearth hundreds of rocks in the 20-500lb range.  

So, I have decided to try using three 8' 1/2" ground rods radiating out 
from my coil location, buried horizontally about 6" below the ground 
surface along with a decent amount of rock salt (NaCl, not the CaCl2 
kind) to help out.  All connections are now 2" wide copper flashing 
strips (previously #4 DC cable).   As soon as the weather is nice enough 
for me to move my coil outside, I will let you all know how this works.

I am still open to suggestions on what other shallow-ground techniques 
might be worth while- maybe burying long and wide copper flashing strips?


Adam Smith
Epoch, Inc. Digital Music Project

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