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Old 1-Nov-2018, 9:48 PM   #3
athiktos
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Thanks. I'll read some more with the links you provided. I saw the back-and-fourth between you and another forum member here: http://forum.tvfool.com/showthread.php?t=16526

So, a ground rod ALONE, basically will not suffice? I have also seen people do this with their towers:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Ri8FW252Vh...r%20ground.gif
http://wf0gm.fpage.com/images/Tower/Base.jpg

But I assume that something like this would still have to be connected to the house ground to pass NEC?

So what is the purpose of a separate ground rod if you still have to bond it to the house ground? I know you said you bond it to eliminate any difference in potential between the two for electrical safety...but if a rod alone doesn't pass code, why have one?

If I were to connect the antenna to the house ground, should I connect it directly to the water line, or should I connect it directly to the breaker panel in the basement that is connected to the water line?

Sorry if I am asking stupid questions. It's my first outdoor install and I would prefer to ask more questions than less.
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