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#204222 - 11/21/11 11:59 AM Portable Generator Grounding
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#204224 - 11/21/11 01:06 PM Re: Portable Generator Grounding [Re: gfretwell]
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Does Home Depot have an 8' bucket????

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#204225 - 11/21/11 02:23 PM Re: Portable Generator Grounding [Re: gfretwell]
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It just doesn't get any better then that!

I don't suppose his cords had soap bottles on them, by any chance?

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#204228 - 11/21/11 04:19 PM Re: Portable Generator Grounding [Re: renosteinke]
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Should've used a metal bucket.....

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#204236 - 11/22/11 09:01 AM Re: Portable Generator Grounding [Re: gfretwell]
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OMG, that is hysterical!!
It looks like they might be using those chintzy 16-gauge orange extension cords you find at the hardware store, but at least they appear to be plugged into a spider off to the side.

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#204266 - 11/23/11 12:54 PM Re: Portable Generator Grounding [Re: gfretwell]
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Cant get the rod to the earth? Bring the earth to the rod. Makes perfect sense to me, as long as I dont have to work around it!!
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#204268 - 11/24/11 02:37 AM Re: Portable Generator Grounding [Re: gfretwell]
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Let's hope the Work's Cat doesn't find it. sick
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#204309 - 11/28/11 06:57 AM Re: Portable Generator Grounding [Re: gfretwell]
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What! It looks OK to me boss! smile

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#204310 - 11/28/11 06:59 AM Re: Portable Generator Grounding [Re: gfretwell]
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Greg,

From the looks of it, it would have been better to just bond it to all that metal around the generator. I am sure that metal might go back to building steel somewhere.

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#205838 - 04/10/12 08:01 AM Re: Portable Generator Grounding [Re: gfretwell]
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interesting!

well thats one word for it, laughable would be the other!

i wonder if was even tested before engergising, i would love to see the test readings.

but he did try tho didnt he?!?!?
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