Satellite Bond question

The local satellite dish company bonded its coaxial to a copper spigot on a house that is plumbed with CPVC. hmmmm

My question is, does this coaxial have to be bonded (it would be about a 30 ft run to the exterior panel/meter) or can it be grounded using a ground rod?

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According to my son-in-law who installs Dish Network equipment, they are not allowed to mount the dish unless it can be bonded to the grounding system.

It should be bonded and grounded. Proper bonding will create proper grounding as well (assuming the service is already properly grounded).

Why not remve the bonding wire from the spigot and run it to the panel and bond it there?

They could, but it is about 30 ft away, they wanted some options beside burying the line or running it through the attic. … you know, not too much work and gotta look pretty.

There is a gas line which isn’t as far.

You can’t use a gas line for grounding. . .

The gas line is bonded to house grounding system. Can you not bond the coaxial to the bonded gas line?

810.21F) Electrode. The grounding conductor shall be connected as follows:
(1) To the nearest accessible location on the following:
a. The building or structure grounding electrode system as covered in 250.50
b. The grounded interior metal water piping systems, within 1.52 m (5 ft) from its point of entrance to the building, as covered in 250.52
c. The power service accessible means external to the building, as covered in 250.94
d. The metallic power service raceway
e. The service equipment enclosure, or
f. The grounding electrode conductor or the grounding electrode conductor metal enclosures; or
(2) If the building or structure served has no grounding means, as described in 810.21(F)(1), to any one of the individual electrodes described in 250.52; or
(3) If the building or structure served has no grounding means, as described in 810.21(F)(1) or (F)(2), to an effectively grounded metal structure or to any of the individual electrodes described in 250.52


Never look at them. My Agreement says this: “The following are specifically excluded from this inspection: Sewer lines and/or onsite waste disposal systems; water softeners; shower pans, over-flow drains, low voltage electrical systems; data and communications systems or other ancillary wiring that is not part of the primary electrical distribution system.…”

Just remember guys the main reason for this BOND is to decrease the potential from the electrical systems wiring to the dish setup system in case of a lightning strike or surge onto the system.

By creating a equal potential between the systems you decrease the lightnings DESIRE to arc horizontal to unequal potentials.

Thus the main reason we BOND these systems in accordance with Mike’s post.