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Old 25-Jul-2014, 3:59 PM   #1
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How would you ground in this setup? (pics included)

So a couple weeks back we rigged up a mast using two 10ft sections of 2 inch threaded EMT conduit. This might be a bit of overkill so I may switch it out to 1 1/4 or 1 1/2 inch. Then we set an HDB8X antenna up and am getting all the channels I'm supposed to.

Now we need to ground it properly. There's quite a bit of lightning certain times of year here in SW Colorado so I'm concerned and want to get it right.

As you can see from the pictures the mast is about 10 feet away from the roof of the house and is secured onto a 4x6 vertical wooden beam which is part of the decks roof. This is somewhat temporary for now until I make a final decision on which size conduit to use but the mast location where you see it is pretty much final. I used this location as it has the cable running into the house already there from a previous dish installation and I wouldn't need to deal with mounting on the roof.

For grounding I'm assuming an 8ft connected copper rod beat into the ground directly under and next to the mast will be adequate? That said I'm still a little unclear about what the grounding will actually look like (wires, clamps etc...) so that's why I'm asking for help. I want to keep my cost to a minimum but not scrimp on safety.

Thanks in advance for your advice/thoughts.
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