Jim, consider many parts of the country where the water supply is provided via
PVC or plastic. In my rural subdivision (and at my residence) the wells have
PVC well casings. My well (200' deep) has a PVC down pipe to the submersible
220 VAC pump.
My house "electrical ground" is provided by the power company meter base
installed ground rod. There was a "grounding connection" from the Main Breaker
Panel to the copper cold water line inside the house but that line transitioned
to the plastic well supply. I added supplemental 7 foot ground rods in the
basement sump wells and bonded the rods to the copper cold water line in
accordance with the National Electrical Code.
CSM(r) Gary Huber - AB9M
9679 Heron Bay Rd
Bloomington, IL 61705
From: "Jim WA9YSD" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, April 05, 2009 6:34 PM
Subject: Re: [TenTec] RF Ground
> If you were checking grounds in a newly developed project with new houses,
> what would you use to check the grounding to each house? The fire hydrant.
> You would run heavy 00 welding cable from the hydrant to each house and
> measure the resistance. Out in the country you would use your well casing as
> your reference and measure resistance to various points. RF as far as I am
> concerned is less than 1 OHM. Electrical standards is 25 ohms or so. Every
> thing radiates so you have to take other measures.
> Keep The Faith, Jim K9TF/WA9YSD
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