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Re: [TowerTalk] Bonding entrance panel to utility ground question

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Bonding entrance panel to utility ground question
From: Alan NV8A <>
Date: Sat, 25 Mar 2006 17:32:14 -0500
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I *think* it would be better to go around the outside of the house: 
"halo ground" is the term, I think.

Alan NV8A

On 03/25/06 03:05 pm K3GM wrote:

> My coax entrance panel is now hooked to its own series of ground rods.  I 
> want to bond it and all of the Polyphaser arrestors attached to it to the 
> utility ground rod.  If the easiest and shortest path to the utility's 
> entrance ground rod is thru the interior basement of the home, can I, or 
> should I use it?  I have a large gauge stranded ground cable running from my 
> well pump to the service entrance ground rod and is very easy to hook to.  It 
> runs across the the sill of the basement wall within several feet of the 
> entrance panel, into the garage where it eventually ties directly to the 
> ground rod. The alternative would be to run an outside wire around my house, 
> across a double wide driveway and then into my garage to get to the utility 
> ground.  Would it be safe, (or code) to use this interior ground wire as part 
> of my lightning protection system?

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