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    Bonding CATV/Telecommunications to meter socket?

    I have a clamp on my meter socket that my cable TV provider used to bond their ground to the socket enclosure. I assume they did it thinking it bonds to the electrical service ground. Is this an approved method for them to do so?

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    They can do anything they want as long as it's bonded to ground. That said, I have seen them put a ground clamp on the PVC conduit on top of the meter.

    -Hal

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      #3
      Originally posted by hbiss View Post
      They can do anything they want as long as it's bonded to ground. That said, I have seen them put a ground clamp on the PVC conduit on top of the meter.

      -Hal
      LOL...I'm pretty sure PVC isn't conductive.

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        #4
        After reading your other post about meter loop grounding, it would seem that a CATV installer wouldn't have a clue even if it was metallic conduit. Just goes to show that the company training can't just tell inexperienced people they hire for installers to ground to the service mast or meter without learning why.

        -Hal

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          #5
          Originally posted by mobo View Post
          I have a clamp on my meter socket that my cable TV provider used to bond their ground to the socket enclosure. I assume they did it thinking it bonds to the electrical service ground. Is this an approved method for them to do so?
          Yes.
          Master Electrician
          Electrical Contractor
          Richmond, VA

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            #6
            Originally posted by hbiss View Post
            After reading your other post about meter loop grounding, it would seem that a CATV installer wouldn't have a clue even if it was metallic conduit. Just goes to show that the company training can't just tell inexperienced people they hire for installers to ground to the service mast or meter without learning why.

            -Hal
            Good point.

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              #7
              Originally posted by LarryFine View Post

              Yes.
              Thanks

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