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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Power ground
From: doc <>
Date: Wed, 26 May 2004 16:45:12 -0400
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I am very interested in the well pipe element of the
current tower ground thread.

We are awaiting a County permit and will be building
a new home this summer (steel walls and roof).

We are using all cpvc for water in the house because
here in lightning-prone West Central Florida pinhole
leaks in solder joints are a common problem from
indirect lightning strike surges into homes.

The well-head is 30-40 feet from the common service and
the common service/tower entry-point into the house.

We planned cpvc for the water line into the other side
of the house but there is, of course, an electrical cable
for the well pump -- I suppose coming from the common
entry-point to the well-head.

Do I need to run a heavy ground wire from the well-head
in addition to the power cable for the submersible

Should I ground the wire from the well-head to the
common entry-point with 8 foot ground rods at more
than one point in between?

Any chance doing any of this may increase the pick-up
of ground surges?

Thanks! & 73, doc kd4e
West Central Florida
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