Re: Ground system
Subject: Re: Ground system
Date: Mon, 2 Jun 1997 21:24:32 -0400 (EDT)
From: richard hull <rhull-at-richmond.infi-dot-net>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
At 06:15 AM 6/2/97 -0500, you 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>
>Ed Sonderman wrote:
>> I remember at the time Richard Quick suggested interconnecting the
>> rods with aluminum flashing and using Alumilox (conductive grease) at
>> the joint
>> of the copper and aluminum. Then using hose clamps to bind them
>What is the purpose of the Al flashing? Couldn't you just connect
>to the ground rods with regular wire and a ground clamp?
I can't speak for Richard Quick, but think the idea was to have a large
surface area to conduct the HF currents to ground. The falicy is that
little round ground rods are the next bottle neck. As I noted, I just
00 copper insulated cable at my end. (about the same size as the rods.
One would have to bury a wide copper or steel plate to make the broad
flashing effort have a real pay off probability.
R. Hull, TCBOR