Grounding Rod for Controllers

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by NC_Irrigator, Aug 22, 2004.

  1. NC_Irrigator

    NC_Irrigator LawnSite Bronze Member
    from NC
    Posts: 1,415

    Who installs them? Discuss.
     
  2. SWD

    SWD LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 989

    On irrigation systems for golf courses, I have installed a great deal of them. Typically, a meg reading needs to be taken which determines the amount of an active interference through electromagnetic fields generated by the soil. Once this reading is taken, then the length, amount and location of the grounding rods are determined, then installed in the ground with the controlller grounded to the rods.
    Typically, the irrigation supply house has the means to do this test.
     
  3. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,514

    We do , mainly because if it saves the controller its worth it , its also a sales tool . I have never seen another contractor do them on residential around here.
     

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