Re: Ground system

Subject:     Re: Ground system
      Date:  Mon, 02 Jun 1997 23:11:18 +0000
      From:  David Euans <davide-at-exit1.i-55-dot-com>
        To:  Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
References:  1

Tesla List wrote:
> Subject:     Re: Ground system
>       Date:  Sat, 31 May 1997 08:44:26 -0800
>       From:  Greg Leyh <lod-at-pacbell-dot-net>
>         To:  Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> References:  1
> Ed Sonderman wrote:
> > I remember at the time Richard Quick suggested interconnecting the
> > ground
> > rods with aluminum flashing and using Alumilox (conductive grease) at
> > the joint
> > of the copper and aluminum.  Then using hose clamps to bind them
> > together.
> What is the purpose of the Al flashing?  Couldn't you just connect
> to the ground rods with regular wire and a ground clamp?
> -GL

I always thought that the flashing helped by increasing the surface area
of the ground system and at least provided a marginally better ground
than the ground rods connected by regular wire.  I use copper instead of
aluminum mainly because it is easier to solder to the copper clad rod
than aluminum.  Of course copper is a better conductor than AL.  Also,
it will probably last longer in the ground.

Dave Euans