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Re: [RFI] CHECK your grounds.

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Subject: Re: [RFI] CHECK your grounds.
From: Michael Coslo <mjc5@psu.edu>
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 08:15:57 -0500
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On Jan 26, 2011, at 5:49 PM, Jim Brown wrote:

> On 1/26/2011 12:29 PM, KD7JYK DM09 wrote:
>> I have taken photos of our electrical "grounds".
> You need to study the fundamental principles of AC power distribution. A 
> GROUND conductor does NOT carry load current -- it's sole function is 

I've always thought that way too many things are called "ground".

I think that the main message that I take from Kurt's post is that when we see 
what he has seen, you can bet that there will be other problems. They need 

I recommend homeowners who can safely look at their wiring do so. I don't care 
if it was a "qualified electrical technician" that did the install, or if it 
was inspected and approved. I suppose I''m OC, but when I bought my place, I 
replaced all the outlets. Not only got nice new tight outlets, but I got to 
look inside at the wiring. Found a few outlets that were not so good on the 
connections. A fire hazard and likely RF problem.

- 73 de Mike N3LI -

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