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>
> >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.