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Hello everyone,
I just had the local power company out to install their preimium surge protection (http://tinyurl.com/yltf9l). Initially when they (sat guys) installed my AT9, they used the ground on my pool equipment to ground the grounding block (pool electrical passed by county inspector).
When they came out today for the surge stuff, they drove an 8FT grouding rod into the ground and stated that was within code requirements. Shoud this also be tied to the existing building ground by my power panel? If so, what's the best way to do it? The installer stated that this is not necessary as long as code is followed (8FT ground rod).
I'm attaching some pics. Is anyone else out there using this service to protect their house/satellite system? Thanks.

Bill
 

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davejacobson said:
To meet current 2005 NEC standards you cannot just drive a ground rod in without connecting it to the main grounding system in your electrical system. If it is not I believe its a violation. You shoud have it inspected. Not having the grounds tied togeather migtht make your surge/lightning protection not function properly
Can you point me to the section number that states this? Here's the online version:
http://www.nfpa.org/freecodes/free_access_document.asp?id=7005SB

Thanks,

Bill
 
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