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Portable Generator Grounding #204222
11/21/11 03:59 PM
11/21/11 03:59 PM
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Re: Portable Generator Grounding [Re: gfretwell] #204224
11/21/11 05:06 PM
11/21/11 05:06 PM
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Does Home Depot have an 8' bucket????

Re: Portable Generator Grounding [Re: gfretwell] #204225
11/21/11 06:23 PM
11/21/11 06:23 PM
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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?

Re: Portable Generator Grounding [Re: renosteinke] #204228
11/21/11 08:19 PM
11/21/11 08:19 PM
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Should've used a metal bucket.....

Re: Portable Generator Grounding [Re: gfretwell] #204236
11/22/11 01:01 PM
11/22/11 01:01 PM
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KJay  Offline
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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.

Re: Portable Generator Grounding [Re: gfretwell] #204266
11/23/11 04:54 PM
11/23/11 04:54 PM
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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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Re: Portable Generator Grounding [Re: gfretwell] #204268
11/24/11 06:37 AM
11/24/11 06:37 AM
Alan Belson  Offline
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Mayenne N. France
Let's hope the Work's Cat doesn't find it. sick


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Re: Portable Generator Grounding [Re: gfretwell] #204309
11/28/11 10:57 AM
11/28/11 10:57 AM
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harold endean  Offline
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What! It looks OK to me boss! smile

Re: Portable Generator Grounding [Re: gfretwell] #204310
11/28/11 10:59 AM
11/28/11 10:59 AM
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harold endean  Offline
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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.

Re: Portable Generator Grounding [Re: gfretwell] #205838
04/10/12 11:01 AM
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hampshire united kingdom
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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