|[AMRadio] Stock or modify? BC rig "value" -- Shorting Sticks|
rickbras at airmail.net
Thu Jun 1 16:24:21 EDT 2006
Thanks for the info. I have a piece of 5/8" plastic dowel about 3'
long that I think I'll use. Maybe a hole in the end with some strong
glue will secure the hook and ground wire.
Personally, I don't think you can come on too strong when it comes to
safety around these man killers. You are not allowed any mistakes with
3kv @ almost half an amp. Safety is something we all need to
continually remind each other about. I appreciate the cautions.
Alan Cohen wrote:
> I've seen sticks that were anywhere from a bit over a foot to three
> feet long. As far as material choice, even a good wooden broomstick
> or dowel seems like a good bet, because the business end is well
> BTW, I didn't mean to come on so strong in the original post. It's
> just that I'm obviously a strong believer on this one point. The
> other precautions about switches, meters and so forth are very
> important, but none of them are fool proof. The shorting stick is
> just a very important fail safe.
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