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Old 30-Apr-2011, 2:25 AM   #2
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You have the option to add a ground rod, provided it is bonded to the rest of your grounding system. That usually requires a minimum of #6 gauge wire from the new rod back to the existing ground rod (or other grounding electrode). There should not be any splices in the bonding conductor and the connectors need to be rated for the purpose. At the current price of copper, that would likely be a few bucks worth of #6. Without the bonding, you will be building a potentially dangerous system that could set someone up for electrocution.

Can you at least run a #10 GA. wire from the grounding block to your existing ground system?

Yeah fire stops can be a hassle... except when they slow a fire down.
If the well is dry and you don't see rain on the horizon, you'll need to dig the hole deeper. (If the antenna can't get the job done, an amp won't fix it.)

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