You're talking about hypothetical scenarios in which a utility company's equipment is not properly installed. A home owner has no control over that situation, so your argument is irrelevant. It must be assumed that the utility grid is correctly designed and installed, as even if it isn't there's nothing a homeowner can really do about it, let alone realize it.westom wrote: ↑Jul 24th, 2017 9:42 amThen you do not know about the consumer's primary protection layer. We have only discussed the secondary layer. A primary layer does not need a protector. But it always must have an earth ground. If that street transformer does not have its required earth ground, then that primary protection layer has been compromised. Only earth ground (without a protector) provides and defines that layer of protection.
When new buildings are constructed a geological report is performed by a geological engineer to test soil characteristics within the property. If this "science" was done in the first place, the problem would have been discovered and a perimeter grounding grid would have been installed. The only problem is that this isn't done for houses.
A protector is required (in conjunction with protection, i.e. grounding) for someone's AV equipment and compute to be protected...like the one mentioned in the original post. We're not talking about grounding satellite dishes or OTA antennas.westom wrote: ↑Jul 24th, 2017 9:42 amThird, some best protection only has earth ground - not protector. TV cable, satellite dish, and OTA antenna has best protection only with earth ground. Only item that creates every homeowner's primary protection layer is the always required earth ground - no protector used or needed.
There is nothing unknown about any of this aside from unknown site conditions.
If you truly believe you're some special grounding artist...I won't try to convince you otherwise. But don't go around saying things like "You are not yet ready to learn what is effective. A long list of misinformation must be unlearned.". To imply that you're the only person in the room who knows what's going on is just plain wrong.
To anyone else who may still be reading - I'll be ignoring any more of Westom's posts after this as he clearly doesn't realize what the topic of the conversation is. Let me know if there's any more questions were you want a coherent response.