Installing an additional ground rod - power off?
A bond is an essentially resistance free electrical connection, accomplished either by having the two metal items in question fastened directly to each other or connected to opposite ends of a piece of wire or to some other intervening metal object.
What I was told that where there is a ground rod, the wire from it to the panel must be continuous. If the ground wire to the water pipe is added later it may terminate with a clamp at the ground wire to the rod. If there was no ground rod then the wire from the panel to the water pipe must have been continuous.
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Last edited by AllanJ; 12-20-2010 at 08:58 AM.