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09-01-15, 07:55 AM
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Posted By Grumple

Thanks. That is exactly what I needed to know. I...

Thanks. That is exactly what I needed to know. I will remove the isolated ground for the pc spray booth as I never noticed any difference anyhow, and have just a single ground setup. I appreciate it....
08-29-15, 11:32 AM
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Posted By Grumple

Allan, Thanks for the info. I was mainly...

Allan,
Thanks for the info. I was mainly concerned if add some separate "isolated" ground rods could create any problems. I think in the case of the welding table I could just ground that to the...
08-29-15, 11:28 AM
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Views: 2,348
Posted By Grumple

Powder Coating: The Complete Guide: How to...

Powder Coating: The Complete Guide: How to Properly Ground Your Parts (http://www.powdercoatguide.com/2012/12/7-grounding.html#.VeH435f6SEw)

The link above is just some info I pulled off of the...
08-29-15, 09:50 AM
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Views: 2,348
Posted By Grumple

Ground rods? How many is too many?

1. I built my workshop in 1996 and over the years got some advice for various things that I want to clarify if it was good or bad advice. I have a powder coating spray booth that is made of wood but...
08-28-15, 02:13 PM
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Views: 4,043
Posted By Grumple

PJmax, I read this a few times and just to be...

PJmax,
I read this a few times and just to be clear, what do you mean "the wire should not be cut at the second ground rod"? I use bare copper so I have no insulation. Just curious about the "not...
08-27-15, 07:55 PM
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Posted By Grumple

pcboss, Thank you. I am gonna sleep good...

pcboss,
Thank you. I am gonna sleep good tonight.
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08-27-15, 05:29 PM
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Views: 4,043
Posted By Grumple

Good to know. Thanks. Mine are both continuous...

Good to know. Thanks. Mine are both continuous (house and shop) but my next question for future reference was going to be:

Exothermic welds. Are they considered equal to a single conductor?

The...
08-27-15, 04:54 PM
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Views: 4,043
Posted By Grumple

I used 2 acorn clamps on each rod and spaced them...

I used 2 acorn clamps on each rod and spaced them 16 feet apart as an 8 foot rod should be a minimum of 8 feet apart to the second rod and more is better for the sphere of influence. I think I am...
08-27-15, 04:33 PM
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Views: 4,043
Posted By Grumple

ibpooks, Thanks for the reply. I already have...

ibpooks,
Thanks for the reply. I already have 2 ground rods at the workshop. Just to be clear, are 2 ground rods connected to one conductor ok or is it 2 separate ground rods with 2 separate...
08-27-15, 12:08 PM
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Views: 4,043
Posted By Grumple

I thought I was being nice. Oh well...I will not...

I thought I was being nice. Oh well...I will not reply to Jos anymore. I promise.
08-27-15, 12:04 PM
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Views: 4,043
Posted By Grumple

Notice: I removed my comment too and will not...

Notice: I removed my comment too and will not attempt to communicate with Jos ever again!
08-27-15, 11:46 AM
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Views: 4,043
Posted By Grumple

Well in Florida we have plastic underground water...

Well in Florida we have plastic underground water pipes so that leaves no 2nd option. What to do then? In my case it is a 2400 square foot steel building and although there is not an Ufer ground,...
08-27-15, 11:41 AM
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Views: 4,043
Posted By Grumple

Found the answer to my original question

Here is a link to what I was really asking in the first post here...Now I can relax. :cool:

Understanding the need for a floating neutral in a sub-panel. - InterNACHI Inspection Forum...
08-27-15, 10:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,043
Posted By Grumple

Casual Joe, I thought that only one ground...

Casual Joe,
I thought that only one ground connection was correct as the neutral is bonded to the ground in the service entrance or main panel? But what do I know. :) I guess I need to buy a newer...
08-27-15, 10:02 AM
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Views: 4,043
Posted By Grumple

:D I just wanted to say to Jos that you were not...

:D I just wanted to say to Jos that you were not able to interpret my "actual confusion" and I just said I forgot about the plastic insulator (when I did not forget about it) to put an end to your so...
08-26-15, 06:39 AM
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Views: 4,043
Posted By Grumple

I got it. Like I said earlier, I just had a...

I got it. Like I said earlier, I just had a senior moment mainly after reading that article I linked to as I did not understand what they were referring to as the image was not clear and there was...
08-26-15, 06:31 AM
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Views: 4,043
Posted By Grumple

Well thank you for your most friendly response to...

Well thank you for your most friendly response to my question. :D I did mention it was my first sub panel so I wanted to be sure what I was doing? I guess that makes me ignorant. :p I was just over...
08-24-15, 11:18 AM
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Views: 4,043
Posted By Grumple

Wow! This is the best info yet. I was seriously...

Wow! This is the best info yet. I was seriously going to call the power company as they recently were in the area and connected some wires to a utility pole that was added for the interstate spy...
08-24-15, 08:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,043
Posted By Grumple

Ok, thanks for the explanation yet again. I guess...

Ok, thanks for the explanation yet again. I guess I am just trying to make sure I have done everything I can to prevent what the recent 3 damaging surges from lightning cost me. APC devices check for...
08-23-15, 10:09 AM
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Views: 4,043
Posted By Grumple

So I guess that strike must have hit the power...

So I guess that strike must have hit the power line but hard to prove.



So my device is definitely better than nothing and a good first layer and hopefully enough to keep the gremlins out...
08-22-15, 07:28 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,043
Posted By Grumple

Good info. Thanks for the explanation. I have 3...

Good info. Thanks for the explanation. I have 3 ground rods so I think i have that part covered. I hope my Eaton unit does some good as that is what I installed on the house and workshop. Do you...
08-21-15, 08:09 AM
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Views: 4,043
Posted By Grumple

I see what you are saying and it makes perfect...

I see what you are saying and it makes perfect sense now that I think about it. I guess a properly constructed surge protector is the key here. :) I remember in the old days where people would just...
08-19-15, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By Grumple

telecom guy, I think the painted panels may...

telecom guy,
I think the painted panels may make this tricky and I don't think I will want to spend a bunch of $$ on a commercial solution. But thanks for your comments. I know I would definitely...
08-19-15, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 679
Posted By Grumple

The painted panels would be an issue I am sure. I...

The painted panels would be an issue I am sure. I may leave well enough alone. I think lightning hot my workshop roof once or twice but that has galvanized unpainted panels. I was in the shop when...
08-18-15, 09:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,043
Posted By Grumple

Well I know MOV's seem to be able to withstand...

Well I know MOV's seem to be able to withstand many hits but eventually they need replacement. I guess I have seen a pic or two when the MOV's took a humongous hit and sacrificed themselves and also...
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