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Old 05-08-2013, 01:13 AM   #1
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If I ran 2-#6 Cu solid and ran out of meter to 2 separate ground rods or 1 - #6 Cu solid and run to first ground rod then to second ??

Which system would have less resistance ?
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Are you saying they are both exactly the same resistance? What theory are you using?
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Are you saying they are both exactly the same resistance? What theory are you using?
What the phuck theory are you using?
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What the phuck theory are you using?
It's Cletis theory. So, if the house took a direct hit which would dissipate lightning better ??
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It's Cletis theory. So, if the house took a direct hit which would dissipate lightning better ??
Obviously the car body up on cinder blocks with grass growing up through it that your cousin sleeps in.
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To me or to lightening ?

I had a local inspector that always wanted 2 ground rods, so I ran 2 and just ran a continuous #6 from one to another. For fun one day I decided to set two rods and run 2 totally seperate #6's to each rod. He said what the hell did you just do? I said I ran two ground rods like you said to do. He said you can't do that. I said I just did that. He shook his head and walked off...TS
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It's Cletis theory. So, if the house took a direct hit which would dissipate lightning better ??
For the Cletis's world., if your house did get a direct hit with lightning the lightning will find the least amout restance to the earth so basically my answer is., it don't matter which way you do with the ground rods as you posted. ( don't be suprised it may find other way as well. )

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Post # 9... Having fun with ground rods.
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I wish somebody could one day explain to me why inspectors get so all hell bent on the grounding system for anyway...

Most of it is unproven nonsense. Please don't start directing me to go read Soars. Ive done that probably 50 times. Let me say it again- unproven nonsense.
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I wish somebody could one day explain to me why inspectors get so all hell bent on the grounding system for anyway...

Most of it is unproven nonsense. Please don't start directing me to go read Soars. Ive done that probably 50 times. Let me say it again- unproven nonsense.
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