what is the role of water in grounding pits

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  1. gopi_electron

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    pl tell me the role of water in earth / grounding pits & is there any calculation for the same may according to soil etc
     
  2. KL7AJ

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    Howdy:

    The water serves as a solvent for electrolytes. When in the frozen state, it pretty much becomes a non-conductor (serious problem for us up here!). The calculation is pretty complex, but most likely it has already been done for your area. Look up soil conductivity maps, USGS.


    eric
     
  3. KL7AJ

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    Looky here-......> http://www.fcc.gov/mb/audio/m3/index.html
     
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