Subject: Re: grounding
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 1997 12:45:42 -0400 (EDT)
<< > 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?
Presently, there is no wire in the ground circuit. The connection from
bottom of the secondary down to the ground system is made with 4" wide
aluminum flashing. Interconnecting the ground rods is 4" wide
steel flashing. To provide the best ground possible, I did not want any
in the loop.
Good news, I have scored a 30 foot roll of 4" wide 12 oz (about .015"
thick) copper. Cost was $43.00. I called
two roofing companies and they both have it. I really am not looking
to digging it all up and re-doing it, but I think it needs to be done.
4" wide copper will be soldered to all three ground rods about 12" below
surface and buried as is the present system. I would think this would
provide more conductive surface area in contact with the ground than by
using wire to interconnect the rods.