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Re: Electrical Grounding

Carl Zwanzig (
Fri, 17 Nov 2006 00:31:07 -0000

Dan <> wrote:

> What is the effect of having an electrical ground close to a telecom
> (telephone land line) ground and what is the recommended distance they
> should be apart.

Usually they should be zero inches apart.

That said, the ground that you find in an outlet should not be
trusted, run a wire directly to a metalic water pipe (but not a
sprinkler), building steel, or back to the electrical system grounding
conductor. (IIRC, in some cases, which I'm not going to look up at
the moment, you're -required- to bond to the electrical system


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