Misinformation is a leading factor to the problems, and the reasons some of the questions here sound like they do. ATP- American Technical Publisher- shows in one of their text, a ground fault traveling through the person and into a ground rod driven by the location of the fault. And we wonder why there is so much confusion. A web site showed the same thing, I emailed them and they changed it. We can not keep it all straight, but maybe you could email the station about the show and ask them to make a statement, who knows maybe they will give you a job.
Unfortunately, HGTV doesn't seem to be concerned as much with accuracy and safety as they should be. If e-mails about safety and Code violations would get a job with them, I'd be the CEO by now; I've sent a bunch. (mostly ignored) In the defense of some of their shows, I've seen a couple that recommend the hiring of a "licensed, qualified electrician" for some of the work...S
you do realize that "they" dont do most of the real work... they are there for the camaras and then back to the dressing rooms, while the real tradesmen come out to do the real work !!??!!
If Dean, MarryAnne or JojO ever had to hang or finnish 50 sheets of dry wall the show would stop for a week of sundays while they did that....
About the only show thats real is NYW with Norm. but he already made a prototype before they started filming... I have caught them a few times using old tape (from the filming of the prototype) I know this because the prototype is not in the frame and he is waring a different flannel shirt.
all fun stuff.
But to your point... being misleading...
our TWO ground rods, whitch are driven into the ground DO attach to the case of out main pannel ...Yes???
the neutral and EGC buss bars are BONDED to the case of the main panel... YES????
The hot lead is black on a standard 120v branch curciut... Yes???? the white wire does return to the main panel... Yes????
So Please explain why to feel it is SO TERRIBLY misleading.
I mean the dirt is not the main path back to the transformer, but is is A path... not THE path...But Why have all these grounding rules, if its not an important part....?
[This message has been edited by RandyO (edited 06-17-2003).]