yep .... the Telco and cable tie a ground line for their stuff around here .... though I had a heck of a time getting the cable guy to remove his ground from the nearest water pipe and locate it properly.
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I know this is an old post, but it brings up some good issues of grounding. My question is.. why didnt anyone bring up lightning protection for the house? i agree that it needs to be properly grounded, but why not protect it against what he is worried about and what is everyones feelings on whole house surge protectors, espically as a service offered to customers. thanks you all. it has been slow in here
This is an old topic but still relevant. Today a metal water pipe entering a building (if 10' or longer in the ground) is a prefered ground, whereas ground rods are becoming a thing of the past. Whichever is selected as the primary ground, both the cold and hot metal piping must be grounded/bonded.
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Reuters news reported 16,000 were killed between 2001-2007 due to texting/driving.
Good Luck from Wilsonville, Alabama
Maurice Turgeon, http://thesemi-retiredelectrician.com
Bottom line: you need a rod. It's copper and it goes about 10' in the ground. Your electrical panel box will be tied to it. All your outlets around the house should be tied to the electric box.
This job is for a highly skilled DIY, or a lic. contractor.
Do it asap.
I've learned a completely new thing here.... I've a question, but before asking I would like to talk to our telecommunication technicians to know what measures they've taken about it. If they can solve my question, I won't ask here...
Sohel, always ask here. You may not be the only one wanting to know the answer, it makes us learn if we have to reference something to fine tune our answers, and it gives us something to do. Thanks