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Re: [TCML] NIST High Voltage Laboratory Testing / Safety Reference


I had steel pipe running to my meter near the street. It sprang a corrosion
leak. I had it hand dug, and laid 20 feet of PVC to the meter, the remaining
20 feet is copper 5/8 joining the house. *** I think copper pipe in house
connected to PVC at the house should be against code. If it is buried, who

Ha ha, "overkill is under rated", YT - good one.

Yes, I have decided to get the HV housing back in the tank, sans diodes. As
you probably heard we had a 6.0 quake in the bay area. I have the tank well
braced and in a wading pool. But it would probably tip over in a quake of
this magnitude near Santa Barbara/Ventura/Ojai. This has been nagging me
since they parted company. - Probably the least of my worries if that
happens though.

Jim Mora

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As to using the water service as a ground, I also have all copper in the
house, but a PVC service line to the meter, so using it could be shocking to
someone in the house using a sink or shower.

One thing to be aware of, is many utilities (I retired from a county
water/sewer dept.) are using smart meters, which may not like induced
voltage on them. My service entrance has a dedicated ground rod, which I
call "line ground" on my schematic. My RF ground is a single ground rod
located close to where I run the coil. I have a welding cable disconnect to
connect the FAT welding cable to the coil and a smaller 2 AWG one to go to
the pig and lightning arrester.


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