[TowerTalk] Bonding entrance panel to utility ground question

Alan NV8A nv8a at att.net
Sat Mar 25 17:32:14 EST 2006

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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