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    Default Grounding to the Gas Meter

    Hooking up to the trace of a PED line and you ground to the other side of the meter. Ever notice you light the metal water line up more!?!?!

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    Default Re: Grounding to the Gas Meter

    You have to remember that on the back side of the meter that the gas pipe goes in the house and is almost always grounded to the water lateral. In older areas with metal water laterals I don't even bother trying to ground to the meter. In newer areas where the water laterals are plastic you don't have to worry. If there is all asphalt around the meter right up to the house I can normally get a ground right where the asphalt meets the house. Just look for a weed sticking up and you know they need soil to grow so theres a good chance you can get a ground there.

    If you ground that way and sweep in the back of the house you are sure to tone out the electric service also because they are all grounded together in the basement.

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    Default Re: Grounding to the Gas Meter

    Yes that's why YOU NEVER GROUND TO A RISER SET!

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    Default Re: Grounding to the Gas Meter

    Quote Originally Posted by AULupstate View Post
    Yes that's why YOU NEVER GROUND TO A RISER SET!
    Unless you know when you need to, and how to differentiate the signals.

    OR if you are the one that marks the h2o and electric. Even then only use it if you have good experience, or you'll end up buying whatever you are trying to shortcut.

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    Default Re: Grounding to the Gas Meter

    in the city limits here it really doesn't matter how you hook on to the gas line ....steel water picks up almost guareented....you just have to learn which is which....that's sad i know???? just take your time and if in doubt mark both out!?!?!?!?! do something good for the guy that marks water....hhahahhahhhaha
    wise men talk because they have something to say and fools because they have to say something....plato

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    I always found property corner rebars an excellent ground when they are in reach of a ped. I spent many years in land surveying before I got into locating. Still looking to get back into it, by the way. Back in S. Ga. now (aarrrghhh!) Nothing doing in P'cola. Phaedrus.

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    gotta love them rebars??? hahahhahah
    wise men talk because they have something to say and fools because they have to say something....plato

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