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Old 05-29-2012, 09:25 PM   #1
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I have put the #8 bond wire around pool I know it needs to connect at 4 points to the pool but where do I connect the two end pieces ???

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You are going to need to connect to the water bond, any lug on the motor and any other metallic parts that are in the bonding zone. This may include metal window and door frames.

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You are going to need to connect to the water bond, any lug on the motor and any other metallic parts that are in the bonding zone. This may include metal window and door frames.
Why on earth (pun intended) would you intentionally energize a window or door frame?
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A bond wire is to ensure that all conductive surfaces are at the same potential so that a shock would not be possible. Think of a bird on a wire.
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Why on earth (pun intended) would you intentionally energize a window or door frame?
??? I don't get it. All conductive objects within the bonding area must be bonded.
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Why on earth (pun intended) would you intentionally energize a window or door frame?
How in the world would you propose the frame would become energized.
This is a bond, not a ground. You do know the difference?

If a metal frame of a window or door is within the specified are then it must be bonded, plain and simple.
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The fact Jim and Speedy are pointing out here, is a good one and one that is also required for hot tubs.
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The picture does not help this is above ground pool. I think this is a stupid code for above ground when my pool is not metal but I can't pass until I do this I layed the wire but had no idea where to connect the two ends. Does one go to filter other go to water bond plate? These new codes are stupid and just cost homeowners more money
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I am sorry you consider that measures to enhance life safety are stupid.
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It is stupid for above ground pool that is not metal. I understand the codes for inground. I mean you can get a blow up pool and just have a extention cord pluging it in. I have a gfi braker for pool it just is way to much for above ground pool. The pools never needed this I had one when I was younger everyone survived. Everyone has there own opnion I only came on site to ask a question.
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It is stupid for above ground pool that is not metal. I understand the codes for inground. I mean you can get a blow up pool and just have a extention cord pluging it in. I have a gfi braker for pool it just is way to much for above ground pool. The pools never needed this I had one when I was younger everyone survived. Everyone has there own opnion I only came on site to ask a question.
I guess you think seat belts are stupid too?
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I think non-conductive steel is made of unobtainium.


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when I was younger everyone survived.
You might have been lucky.

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and just cost homeowners more money
I think some NEC rules are just to make money for elec. manufacturers with very little increase in safety for the HO but I'm not so sure this rule is one of them.

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Non-conductive steel has a coating applied.
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I am talking about bonding wire not seatbelts what does that have to do with anything!! I ask a simple question . But now that you brought it up yes it is stupid that its a law that you have to wear one It should be MY CHOICE I should not be told what I have to do. My car my life should be my CHOICE I am hurting noone but myself. I'M done with that I came on here to ask a question I thought I could get an answer not get stupid yes I said stupid comments back

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