It was in but floating. With what I suspect the port will blow soon, if I
bonded it, that 12g wire would be carrying too much

On Sep 16, 2016 6:35 PM, "Adam Moffett" <> wrote:

> Was the surge suppressor already there when the problem started? Or did
> you add the surge suppressor in response to the problem?
> IMO, the SS with it's own ground could be a liability as there's the
> possibility of a difference in ground potential between that rod and the
> equipment at the other end of the cable.  If the SS was there from the
> beginning, I'd actually try taking it out or bypassing it.  If you do drive
> a rod for the SS, you're supposed to bond that rod to the house electric
> ground.
> ------ Original Message ------
> From: "That One Guy /sarcasm" <>
> To: "" <>
> Sent: 9/16/2016 4:20:40 PM
> Subject: [AFMUG] odd 320 issue, resolved by rain
> we have a customer we have battled to keep fuctioning. Theyre on 320 with
> an air router, DHCP
> the router occasionally quits working, we replaced routers twice, and the
> whole run of cable, ss, radio, power supply.
> we see the MAC on the site router bridge, we see the dhcp discover and
> offer in the BMU, but no ACK
> finally we get onsite this morning, but it started to rain about 930, at
> ten the router came up per the graphs
> got on site and logged into the router, eth0 was at 10 full, looking at
> the logs it had been flapping down/10full over and over
> cycling it brought it back up at 100 full, and no issues.
> With the issue resurfacing after replacing the entirety of the run Im
> suspecting an issue with the houses electric, bad primary ground in
> particular. when it rained, the dirt got more conductive
> Our interior run does cross over a copper water pipe, im wondering if they
> dont have something grounded to that pipe in the house and when the
> conductivity of the primary ground is poor, that pipe becomes energized as
> a shunt.
> we did add an isolated ground rod to the SS, im hoping what i will see
> next time the issue surfaces is a blown port on the router
> We told them we wont come back out until an electrician looks over the
> homes electrical, they asked what to tell the electrician. Is there proper
> terminology that would need to be relayed to the electrician? I figure they
> need to verify the overal system ground, the frequency, and ambient
> voltage, but I dont know, Im not an electrician
> --
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> as part of yourself you have already failed as part of the team.

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