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#185826 - 03/31/09 06:48 AM Pool bonding and grounding
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Does anyone out there certify pool bonding and grounding? If so, (Just out of curiosity) what kind of tester is used? I heard that there are several types of testers, but don't know which ones are used. Someone also told me that you need a length of #8 copper that is tested to show same exact resistance for each test. I also heard that the type of meter used puts out a small amount of voltage while it is being used for the test. Thanks!

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#185828 - 03/31/09 07:05 AM Re: Pool bonding and grounding [Re: harold endean]
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Harold:
A flashlight with a plug-in tail for 'continuity test'
LMAO

Seriously, a ground resistance tester (I believe that's the correct term for the device) is used by a few guys here.

IF I get a chance, I'll ask one of them
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#185831 - 03/31/09 10:13 AM Re: Pool bonding and grounding [Re: HotLine1]
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You could verify that there was some bonding going on with a VOM but that might not prove all the required attachments were done. You should see virtually zero ohms between all the exposed metal that is required to be bonded but I am not sure how you absolutely prove all the embedded steel was. That is why the visual inspection is so important before the concrete guy shows up.
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