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alkizmo

join:2007-06-25
Pierrefonds, QC
kudos:1
reply to laserfan

Re: Bare ground need conduit ??

said by laserfan:

Yeah, but it's clear from this thread that there is no "correct" afaict.

Yes there is a "incorrect" because there IS a "correct" way to put in grounding electrodes.

If the military can ground their portable electrical equipment in the mountains, then I'm sure you can get a good ground in rocky soil in Texas.

You might not be able to get a ground rod in, but you could get several ground plates in there, or a ground grid. It just requires heavy machinery instead of a sledge hammer.

Then as Jack_in_VA said, it's also about properly bonding the electrodes together, which a weekend warrior who doesn't understand the difference between grounding and bonding might horribly screw up.

I'm not an electrician, but I'm pretty handy, yet when it comes to grounding, I still err on the side of caution and get validation from the pros.

I mean, just look at this thing (That's just 1 out of 12 pages).
»ecmweb.com/bonding-amp-grounding···art-1-12
It's a LOT of stuff to understand.

laserfan

join:2005-01-14
Texas

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said by alkizmo:

I'm not an electrician, but I'm pretty handy, yet when it comes to grounding, I still err on the side of caution and get validation from the pros.

I mean, just look at this thing (That's just 1 out of 12 pages).
»ecmweb.com/bonding-amp-grounding···art-1-12
It's a LOT of stuff to understand.

And I only "worked with" electricians and electrickery for some years, thus knowing just enough to be dangerous.



What a great link, thanks; I have bookmarked it and will study thoroughly at another time when my brain is at 100%. Early Xmas morning here and I'm a little bleary-eyed.

Happy holidays everyone!

laserfan

join:2005-01-14
Texas
reply to alkizmo
said by alkizmo:

I mean, just look at this thing (That's just 1 out of 12 pages).
»ecmweb.com/bonding-amp-grounding···art-1-12
It's a LOT of stuff to understand.

You ain't just whistlin' Dixie brother--I've only Skimmed it (not yet Studied it) and so far all I've gotten out of it is that you can't count on Earth Ground for a "return path", and (I think) also that while it Used To Be that a remote building didn't need a ground rod, now it is recommended to have a ground rod In Addition to a ground Conductor/Wire back to the service panel.

Gonna read it again (and again) but it does make my brain hurt...