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Best Practices, Codes, and Regulations

“Earth meant nothing to us at the time. Bonded, possibly … where earth and neutral were joined at the service entrance. But a third conductor for grounding? What for?”

E. H. B. “Chipmonck” Monck, referring to his days working at Capron Lighting in 1957. Chipmonck went on to become the lighting designer for Peter, Paul, and Mary, the Doors, the Byrds, the original Woodstock in 1968, the Rolling Stones, and many, many other artists and events.

Modern power distribution systems have evolved over decades and are now relatively safe, reliable, and easy to use, provided they are used with caution by ...

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