Electrical Grounding question

Discussion in 'Pro Audio' started by Dave Martin, Sep 7, 2003.

  1. Dave Martin

    Dave Martin Guest

    This was kinda covered a few weeks ago, but I'm interested in making the
    electrical system, especially the ground in the studio as good as it can
    (reasonably) be. At this time, there's one grounding rod, put in when the
    building was built. I'd like to look seriously at other options - multiple
    rods, a buried grid, or whatever I can to. I doubt seriously that I can
    afford the deep grounding thing that Scott pointed me at a year or so ago
    (multiple ground rods buried 80-100 feet deep).

    Can anyone point me to a web site that gives practical construction advice,
    or is this sort of thing too dependent on local soil conditions to
    generalize?

    Thanks,
     
    Dave Martin, Sep 7, 2003
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    James Boyk Guest

    It certainly depends on local conditions. The local cable company in Santa
    Monica, Cal., uses the ground of Verizon (GTE at the time I was told this),
    which goes down something like 250 feet. At Fluke, in a much wetter area up
    north, the ground is a metal mesh covering a good portion of the bottom of a
    lake on company grounds.


    James Boyk
     
    James Boyk, Sep 7, 2003
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