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    Another bonding question

    What ia the rational for why the bonding wire can only be 4-6 inches below grade and 18-24 inches from the water's edge. I have a Grotto (the immediate back of which is not accessible due to rocks) and I noticed that the bonding wire behind part of the Grotto is in some places probably 12 inches below grade and in some places about 27 inches behind the water's edge. I have tried to find an explnation of why these rules were chosen, and whether these apparently slight deviatioms are significant.

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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Another bonding question

    There isn't much point in worrying about things like that. If you pass inspection, leave it alone.
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    Seattle, WA

    Re: Another bonding question

    I would think the 4-6 is so the bonding wire is close to the surface and the 18-24 is the center of the zone that people use to transition between water and deck and where they generally walk wet and barefoot.
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