Dale Martin wrote:
> After putting in a bright, shiny new copper plated ground rod the other
> day, and the copper between it and the tower nice and bright (even in
> this rain), I can't help but think how effective and efficient it is/looks.
> (one can hope)
> I am now wondering about the grounds of the (1) gas meter/regulator, the
> electrical ground at the breaker box, and the telephone ground. They all
> look like crap. How effective are they really? I am sure there would be a
> big liability problem on my part if I replaced or connected copper ground
> rods next to them.
> Has anyone ever asked their utility providers as to whether it is or is not
> okay to supplement their grounding? Or to intertie the grounds all together?
> Thanks and 73,
> Dale Martin, KG5U
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> GROUNG TO THE GAS MEETER! THEY HAVE AN INSULATED BUSHING
TO ISOLATE THE HOUSE FROM THEIR SYSTEM. SEVERAL YEARS AGO THE GAS CO.
WENT ON A BIG CAMPAIN TO INSTALL THESE BUSHINGS. THEY FOUND THAT THE
ELECTROLIST WAS EATING UP THEIR STEEL PIPE IN THE GROUND. NEW SYSTEMS USE
PLASTIC. THEN RUN A WIRE NEXT TO IT SO THEY CAN TRACE THE PIPE.
73 JOE W6MR
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