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Subject: Re:ground rods and noisy power supplies
From: ted@..........
Date: Thu, 13 Jul 2000 15:28:36 -0400

We just upgraded our home electrical service from 60 amp to 200 amp, put in
new meters, new breaker box, and so on.  Code now requires that the meter
box be separately grounded outsided the house via its own ground wire (bare
copper stranded, very heavy maybe #4?)  to two six-foot copper rods in a
daisy-chain arrangement.  Driving these was a chore - they don't call this
the Granite state for nothing.

This is in addition to the normal ground to the water pipe inside the

Could this lead to the same kind of voltage drop you mentioned?

Regards, Ted Blank


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