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Who is Grounded?

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  • #204796
    ProTom
    Pro
    Bear Lake, MI

    I had some people ask about it so I wondered who all grounds their generators?

    Always learning, and some teaching along the way.

    #204812
    RonW
    Moderator
    Holladay, Tn

    I never have. Probably a good idea though.

    Ron

    A Working Pro since 1994!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #204816
    kurt@welkerhomes.com
    Moderator
    Owatonna, MN - Minnesota

    never thought about it, we don’t use one a lot but it is probably a good idea,

    #204829
    cranbrook2
    Pro
    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    I never heard of grounding them before .

    #204849
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Usually the generator frame supplies sufficient grounding that a separate grounding stake is not needed. Check OSHA for the specific requirements.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #204857
    thedude306
    Moderator
    Foam Lake, SK

    Never have. Not sure it’s an issue? I’ve always wondered why some appliances/tools have a ground and some don’t?

    Brad T
    Self employed Pro since 2014!!

    #204879
    cranbrook2
    Pro
    Belgrave, Ontario , Canada

    Does it still need to be grounded if it is supported by rubber tires and rubber pads ?

    #204894
    Anonymous
    Inactive
    #204902
    MKE_Voltage
    Moderator
    Saint Francis, WI

    I never even though about grounding a mobile generator. Did you rig up that ground spike?

    #204919
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    I have heard of grounding them. I do know you can’t have the gas can near them.

    #204921
    hgonzalez7
    Pro
    San Antonio, Texas

    Usually the generator frame supplies sufficient grounding that a separate grounding stake is not needed. Check OSHA for the specific requirements.

    Good information to know.

    Bert

    #204922
    Sprokitz
    Pro
    Eastern shore of, Pa

    Never grounded my generator, always thought the frame was the ground. Sometimes my wife tries to ground me but that doesn’t work

    #205035
    ProTom
    Pro
    Bear Lake, MI

    Its a portable copper ground rod I use.
    When I got my generator it said in the manual you should ground it. I had a rod for it so why not?

    Always learning, and some teaching along the way.

    #205052
    NJBuilder
    Pro
    Brick, NJ, 500,000 HAM

    I never have

    #205062
    jdw1865
    Pro
    Dewey, OK

    I never do but my electrician says I should for optimal performance. Especially when using the 220 outlet.

    #205084

    We don’t use our generator all that much. I know it has a spot to attach a small ground wire. I assume it would be for safety more than performance?…

    Andrew

    A Working Pro since 1995!

    Member since March 26, 2014.

    #205092
    ChadM
    Moderator
    Rogers, Ohio

    I’ve never grounded my generator but I guess it isn’t a bad idea.

    Chad

    A Working Pro since 1993

    Member since 12/07/2013

    #205106

    No, and don’t hear many that have so I probably won’t start now.

    #205144
    jponto07
    Moderator
    Bloomington, IN

    Never have. Not sure it’s an issue? I’ve always wondered why some appliances/tools have a ground and some don’t?

    I’m curious about this too Brad. I have a number of high amperage tools that are not grounded and some that are. There doesn’t seem to be any logic to which are grounded and which aren’t.

    Jon P.
    Timber Carpentry & Construction
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    #205161
    redwood
    Pro

    I pretty much just use my generator for my house, when we lose power. When I first moved up here, we would lose power for days and occaisionally as long as a week. Now it’s really rare to lose it for more then a couple of hours.

    Anyways, I plug my generator into a 220 socket and feed my panel. Shutting off the main breakers, of course. I assume that I am then using the house ground.

    Mark E.

    Pioneer, CA

    Working Pro 1972 - 2015
    Member since Jan 22, 2013
    www.creative-redwood-designs.com

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