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JackBauer

join:2006-08-24
Schenectady, NY
reply to Pathfinder

Re: Almost here!!!

You have inspected over 1000 installations?

Dying to know how and why...



Pathfinder
Dazed Confused
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join:2000-03-26
Mount Vernon, NY

I was a contractor for Verizon doing bonding and grounding inspections for 4 years.


JackBauer

join:2006-08-24
Schenectady, NY

Bonding of what?

And you inspected grounds of the ONT or other VZ equipment?

Sorry, just trying to learn a bit here... I work in another industry where electrical and signal grounds can be a challenge. Just interesting that they had a contractor specifically setup to go inspect their grounds.



Pathfinder
Dazed Confused
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join:2000-03-26
Mount Vernon, NY
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS

At one time there were 100 of us. The NYS PSC demanded it after a complaint and after they inspected and found a roughly 40% compliance.
We inspected to ensure the ONTs were properly grounded and the ground used went back to the main electrical ground.


JackBauer

join:2006-08-24
Schenectady, NY

Ok - thanks - I now very vaguely remember something about that actually.

I don't recall though what problems the grounding caused that forced the PSC action?



Pathfinder
Dazed Confused
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join:2000-03-26
Mount Vernon, NY

There were no problems. Just non-compliance with the NEC. Speculation was that the cable companies complained to the PSC because they didn't want the competition.