What is the GEC actually accomplishing on a day to day basis?

don_resqcapt19

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If you cut the GEC at one house, most likely no one will ever notice a difference.* If you cut the GEC at all the houses in the neighborhood, people might notice an increased likelihood of damage to electronics due to lightning or high-voltage surges from utility problems.
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Not even sure about that...the utility has a grounding electrode at each transformer and those are all interconnected.
 
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