Jim Miller wrote:
> I need to run ground from my antenna entrance panel to the house
> ground location. Will I get in trouble using two or three runs of
> left over three wire #8 cord instead of going out and buying some
> single wire #4 or whatever? I know, it should be at the same
> location, but it isn't .
"in trouble" has lots of meanings.
First, 3 strands of #8 isn't the same cross sectional area as a #4 (the
3 #8s are slightly larger in cross section, total, than the #4), so
that should be ok.
Assuming you've bonded all the conductors together, so it "looks" like a
single conductor, philosophically that works.
"the code" requires a variety of sizes, depending on what it's hooked to.
For antennas and masts, the bonding is not smaller than: #10 copper, #8
Aluminum, or #17 copper clad steel or bronze (810-15, 810-21)
For CATV, same as antennas/masts
for telephone, AWG14 or larger copper
for ground rods or other separate grounding systems, AWG6 or larger used
to bond the two grounding systems together.
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