If you have copper or steel water lines entering the house and they are buried in direct earth or concrete for ten foot or more, you can ground to the supply side of the water meter if nothing else is available. On 8/17/2003 at 10:58 AM a whisper was heard, and the one known as Robert Carneal was rumoured to have uttered.... | <Copy> | FYI, never ground to a gas line, and not to pvc water, or | sewer line. Steel | water pipe is okay. Our power box has a ground rod, which is a | 8 to 10 foot | steel rod about one inch diameter, plated with copper, pounded | straight | into the ground, with a special clamp attached to the top end, | where you | can screw down the end of a copper wire, and it has such a | wire coming down | from the power box. A HAM radio is grounded to such a rod. But | please talk | to the HAM radio store guys. They're very knowledgeable. | <End> | Thanks for responding. I will not ground to a gas line; I have | a deep | appreciation for natural gas. The office is grounded to the | copper plated | rod outside. | | I don't live in a tiny town or anything, but it is a smallish | city (pop | 42,000). In the phone book there is not a mention of a HAM | radio store. | Hmm, is there a way I can find HAM user in town somehow? Are | they listed, | registered somewhere? I am sure we have some. HAM operators | sound more | knowledgeable than sales people at Radio Shack <g>. | | Thank you. | | Robert | | | For a web-based membership management utility and information | on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ | | To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject. ********* And So It Was *********** For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.