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    Last edited by Jeff Eastman; 11-27-2007 at 06:34 PM.
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    Default Re: Bonding to panel

    I'm going out on a limb here saying that I don't believe the manufacturer intended their equipment to be used in that manner.


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    If that is the CATV, I think that it needs to be grounded and not bonded. Just like the telephone line. The need to have a grounding rod and then that rod is bonded to the main electrical ground. You will also see it attached to the main grounding conductor in some areas.

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    "in this fashion"

    Absolutely not!

    It needs to be bonded or grounded directly to the grounding electrode system.

    Can it be bonded to a component which is grounded to the grounding electrode system? Yes, such as the rigid metal riser.

    Do not, however, drive a separate ground rod (and those little metal stakes they drive in are not ground rods, ground rods are in the ground a minimum of 8 feet and at least 1/2" diameter) ... unless that ground rod is bonded back to the grounding electrode system with a grounding electrode conductor of the same size as the main grounding electrode conductor (i.e, not bonded with a small #12 wire).

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    Default Re: Bonding to panel

    The diagram at Mike Holt site's lists "service equipment enclosure" as a allowed grounding point, is there a correct (approved) way to perform the attachment to the exterior of the enclosure?


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