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Old 04-23-2012, 07:04 PM   #16
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There should be no current on the plumbing/ground. It sounds like you have a neutral issue between the panel and the POCO.

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1. Driving 8 ground rods and the wire must be continuous (I drove 4 but the #6 copper wire from the panel to rod 1 is 1 wire and the #6 wire from rod 1 through rod 4 is another wire but both are properly clampled to rod 1 with an acord clamp). Funny, even with 4 rods there is almost no current through the rods versus 2-3 amps through the traditional cold water pipe ground
Amps or Ohms?
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Amps as measured by a clamp tester
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I thought I was hyper-code.

1. 8 ground rods. Is he listening for ET to phone home? I have a saying about fault tolerence, "0 spares is asking for trouble, 1 provides fault tolerence, 2 provides peace of mind, 3 spares is just paranoia." My house uses the rebar in the basement for the ground (yes it is noisy), which I plan to update. The funny part is the big braided jumper wire around the water meter to ground the pipes, which does a lot of good when incoming connection is plastic.

2. My rule is any outlet near a sink is on a separate circuit based on the assumption in front of each sink is a person with a hair dryer.

3. 2 or more counter circuits, separate refrigerator, separate low wall circuit, separate high wall circuit for the kitchen.

4. Since I don't have central air conditioning, separate 20 Amp circuit (1 plug) under 1 window in each room for room AC. (This summer's project)
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Get an amp meter and see what different devices/circuits draw.
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Get an amp meter and see what different devices/circuits draw.
It can if used properly.

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