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Re: [TowerTalk] Another Grounding Question

To: "Michael Tope" <>, <>
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Another Grounding Question
From: "Mark Robinson" <>
Date: Fri, 7 Sep 2012 12:23:27 -0400
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Shouldn't you be concerned about the ground rod at your load center. The ground at the meter is more to do with the electricity company. You safety ground is at the load center.

I have a 13kV run to the house. The transformer is at the last pole. There is a current transformer for the meter, which is attached to the pole and then the power drop comes to my house and to my load center. My house ground starts at the load center.

Each power pole has a copper ground wire attached to the lower wire in the 13kV pair.

Mark N1UK

----- Original Message ----- From: "Michael Tope" <>
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Sent: Friday, 07 September, 2012 12:14 PM
Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Another Grounding Question


Where is the main service disconnect switch and breaker panel? Are they on the pole or in the basement?

Mike W4EF............

On 9/6/2012 8:44 PM, Gary "Joe" Mayfield wrote:
I need to make one more grounding connection by bonding the tower grounds to
the electrical ground.

My power meter is on a light pole about 20 feet from my house.  The power
comes to the pole underground and then goes to the house underground as
well. It just pops up out of the ground for the light and then the meter.

The power enters the house through a basement wall.

There is no obvious ground rod to be seen. The pole has a bare wire running from the meter into the ground. I suspect it is attached to the bottom of
the pole.  If I bond the tower grounds to this wire have I done what I am
supposed to do?  If not what do folks suggest?

Thanks and 73,

Joe kk0sd


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