This Blog has already turned out to be useful. After reading my Post below on the Ground Rod Tool, K4OM advised that the method of attaching the 2-inch copper strap to the ground rod by a hose clamp is not a good thing to do. Pete said that all mechanical connections loosen over time and the actual path to ground is from several to many ohms. Pete recommended CADWELD One-Shot connections. This is an exothermic welding process that leaves the connection current carrying (fusing) capacity equal to that of the conductor itself. So, I'm on the search now to determine which CADWELD product is the one I should use. I'll post my results here later.