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#121585 - 07/28/05 11:19 PM Rooftop Antenna  
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Wasn't this installer resourceful?


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#121586 - 07/28/05 11:55 PM Re: Rooftop Antenna  
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Did he connect the ground to PVC?


#121587 - 07/29/05 02:35 AM Re: Rooftop Antenna  
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No, but he tried.
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#121588 - 07/29/05 06:39 PM Re: Rooftop Antenna  
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It's not PVC, it's EMT.

What would it take to correct this? There's a dish receiver on the top of the "mast"


#121589 - 07/29/05 06:51 PM Re: Rooftop Antenna  
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I was going to offer all sorts of helpful advice- but considering the obvious lack of skill, tools, and materials, I suppose it's best he didn't make any holes in the roof.


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#121590 - 07/29/05 07:04 PM Re: Rooftop Antenna  
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Well, that's even dumber!!! Not only not grounded (earthed), but a possible hot (live)mast! What a dope!
Sadly, you can't educate pork.
Alan


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#121591 - 07/29/05 08:23 PM Re: Rooftop Antenna  
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Comcast used the PVC grounding once, I sent them a violation


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#121592 - 07/29/05 08:43 PM Re: Rooftop Antenna  
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"But sir (Mr. Inspector), I put that on as a 'temporary' ground 'till I get to the store and buy a pipe clamp. (Notice what appears to be weathering on the stripped cu)

Heck, cable guys and telco do some of crazy "grounds" to. SEU/SER/PVC, meter hub mounting screws, any thing you can imagine.

John


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#121593 - 07/29/05 10:03 PM Re: Rooftop Antenna  
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Is that a brake disc being used as weight?


#121594 - 07/30/05 09:00 AM Re: Rooftop Antenna  
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Folks electure told us it is EMT.

It is not PVC.

It still is a violation.

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The grounding conductor shall be connected as follows:

(1)To the nearest accessible location on the following:

a.The building or structure grounding electrode system as covered in 250.50

b.The grounded interior metal water piping systems, within 1.52 m (5 ft) from its point of entrance to the building, as covered in 250.52

c.The power service accessible means external to the building, as covered in 250.94

d.The metallic power service raceway

e.The service equipment enclosure, or

f.The grounding electrode conductor or the grounding electrode conductor metal enclosures; or

(2)If the building or structure served has no grounding means, as described in 810.21

(F)(1), to any one of the individual electrodes described in 250.52; or

(3)If the building or structure served has no grounding means, as described in 810.21(F)(1) or (F)(2), to an effectively grounded metal structure or to any of the individual electrodes described in 250.52.


Bob


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