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Old 23-Jul-2019, 4:34 PM   #31
Tim
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Location: Acworth, GA
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A large static discharge is always going to take the path to ground with the least amount of resistance. That is the reason for the large ground conductors going directly to the ground rod.

As far as using the ground connection on one of the outlets in your home, I would not recommend it. The wires connected to that outlet travel through the walls of your home on the way back to the service entrance and do not provide a low impedence path to ground. You would not want that large static discharge travelling through the walls of you home with the possibility of damaging other electronic equipment connected to the wiring or even starting fires.

We are dealing with two different ground systems. The ground for your electrical system and the ground for your antenna system.

The one for your antenna system should be kept outside as much as possible and connected to the electrical system ground only at the service entrance.
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