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Re: [TowerTalk] Resistance in house neutral

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Resistance in house neutral
From: Kipton Moravec <>
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2010 11:28:26 -0500
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On Mon, 2010-07-26 at 11:19 -0400, Pete Smith wrote:
> I just measured the resistance between the neutral wire on one outlet in 
> my shack and the SPG entry panel, which is grounded through 35 feet of 
> #2 wire to the same ground stake used by the breaker panel.  To my 
> surprise, it measured (DC) 88 ohms.  Isn't that far too high?  I expect 
> I have some trouble-shooting to do.

If there is just a little current flowing (or voltage differential) it
would screw up your ohm meter reading. Did you measure with the main
breaker to the whole house turned off so none of the lines had power??

I check voltage difference, both AC and DC, when I can't turn off the

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