Re: Ground system

Subject:     Re: Ground system
      Date:  Thu, 05 Jun 1997 19:17:54 -0800
      From:  Greg Leyh <lod-at-pacbell-dot-net>
        To:  Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
References:  1

> >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 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
> the little round ground rods are the next bottle neck.
> R. Hull, TCBOR

I agree.  The impedance between the rods and the bulk of the earth
will be hundreds of times higher than the impedance of the metal strip.
A 100 foot run of #10 gauge wire attached to a rusty cast-iron sewer
main should work much better, IMO.