National Electric Code Article 800, Section C , specifically 810-51
addresses amateur installation. It states that your tower must be bonded to
your house ground system. In an interpretations book I have it references
that the NEC is assuming the typical ham installation with the
tower/mast/pole located immediately adjacent to the structure. What they
are trying to avoid is the possibility of someone touching the
tower/mast/pole and a grounded device at the same time and getting the
begabbers shocked out of them. Lightning factors into it too. It also
addresses conductor size etc. A most fascinating section to read.
I've copied the reflector for general interest.
73 Gary K7FR
At 10:32 PM 10/28/96 +0000, you wrote:
>Can anyone tell me if there is any electrical code that specifies how far
>from the side of my house I should bury an 8-ft. ground rod?
>I have a 9-ft. peaked roof mounted tower and I will be running a very heavy
>gauge (thick as my thumb) jacketed stranded copper cable from the tower leg
>to the ground rod.
>If there is no code for this application, are there any recommendations?
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