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Old 03-22-2011, 08:46 PM   #1
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Do public Hot Tubs and pools have to get certified every so often..? I am looking at doing some bonding work on a commercial building and the inspector is telling me that I need to do an ohm test on all the bonding points..? He says I need to be under 25 ohms for each point of bonding..? Is this SOP..?

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If it is it should be in writing somewhere.

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Has any NJ electrician had to do this..? What is needed for the test..? I have never done one and thought someone might have ..?
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Ever see an inspector actually test your ground rods? I haven't. Someone will have an answer. The tool is very expensive too from what I understand.
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OK found the certificates and info about it....now what test....what point do I use as the referance..? Motor lug plus point being tested..like pool filler pipe or ladder..? or do I need a "real" ohm meter.?
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never mind, i found all that I needed in MH...thanks ...
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Ever see an inspector actually test your ground rods? I haven't. Someone will have an answer. The tool is very expensive too from what I understand.
There is no reason to test them, it doesn't matter what the test produces if you install 2 rods.
If you install 1 rod, the inspector will probably want to test them, in which YOU have to supply the equipment for the FOP test.
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Ever see an inspector actually test your ground rods? I haven't. Someone will have an answer. The tool is very expensive too from what I understand.
yea but thats a grounding....bonding test is just checking that the ohms is low.....am i wrong..?
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We have pool inspections here, but they are worthless. Many EC's use a DMM to measure ground resistance. I think it was a good idea MAYBE, but nobody knows how to implement the inspections properly.
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yea but thats a grounding....bonding test is just checking that the ohms is low.....am i wrong..?
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good article recently in ECM about the whole pool bonding/grounding fight over the '08 to '11 wording regarding such.
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good article recently in ECM about the whole pool bonding/grounding fight over the '08 to '11 wording regarding such.
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I get the hard copy for free in the mail but I imagine you could find it in last month's issue online; the article is basically an argument over two grounding installation methods: wire mesh surrounding the pool vs. a single #6 wire buried below the decking.
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good article recently in ECM about the whole pool bonding/grounding fight over the '08 to '11 wording regarding such.
yea im presently looking through my stash that my wife was nice enough to put in the basement.....

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