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I am having a satellite dish installed at my house and have some questions on grounding. The dish itself will be mounted on a pole, not connected to house, other than the coax. I live in a condo, and access to the grounding rod and the power entry into the building is not available. The distance between this point and the installation location is also over 20ft apart. I paid to have an electrician drive a new grounding rod near the install site, but he insisted that it did not need to be bonded to the existing ground. This does not seem to meet NEC code from what I understand.

So 2 questions,

1. Is he correct?
2. If not, what can I bond the new ground rod to since neither the main bus, nor the power entry point for the house are accessible? There is a household AC condenser that is right next to the install location, can I bond to the ground on this? I know its driven by wire gauge and distance, but the condenser should have had to have been installed with similar grounding consideration as the satellite.

Primary concern is lighting, I live in FL, and a satellite dish is a prime target.

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