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    Since I have moved in my shop I have not been able to get a good ground. The outlets are grounded and I do have a caswell gun and I cant tell the diffrence between 9kv with EW and the Caswell on all settings The past few days I cant get corners at all, cant even hot flock em. The only thing I can think of is my ground. Can somebody give me some idea or maybe some tips on what the best way to ground. Man this has been driving me crazy.

  • #2
    Re: Gorund problem

    you can buy a grounding rod or just a copper pipe will work...supposed to be 8 ft into the earth I believe to be up to code, then just run a wire in to wherever you want it. Water pipes are supposed to be good too, some argue that. Gas lines are a piss poor idea, some argue that too, I say let them, there is gas in there.

    I patched right into the ground cable in my breaker box as my shop is right next to it and just ran a wire up over my table that I wrap on the rack, then I put the ground from the gun onto the wire. Be sure that ground cable isn't flopping about if you are welding

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    • #3
      Re: Ground problem

      go to Lowe's, home depot get a 6 ft ground rod drill hole in floor, then beat the hell out of it.
      leave it out of your floor about 4-6 inches and hook a ground clamp up to it.
      also drill hole larger x2 than the rod and pour 1/2 gallon of water down the hole about 1x a month to keep good contact
      Josh

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      • #4
        Re: Ground problem

        lol, posted while I was typing nolatodd
        also should be attached to your spray booth, powder gun, any fluidized constantly, and the a wire to run to your rack
        Josh

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        • #5
          Re: Gorund problem

          Connect the ground clip from my gun to the ground rod? Ive always connected to the part if possible. Would this be the result of bad ground?

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          • #6
            Re: Gorund problem

            My ground wire goes from the electric boxes ground to my rack and I clean it off so that I get good contact down the rack through the hook then I hook the lead from the pc machine to that too. and like Streetwerkz was saying...ground out everything...ground is good

            everything but the tip of your gun that is!!

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            • #7
              Re: Gorund problem

              I live 3 miles from lowes and home depo. I think I'll pick a ground rod up, I have some copper wire and try it.
              thanks

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              • #8
                Re: Ground problem

                sorry, my brain werkz faster then my typers
                run ground wires from the rod directly to the equipment, and to your rack/parts
                Josh

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                • #9
                  Re: Gorund problem

                  Originally posted by ALpowder
                  The past few days I cant get corners at all, cant even hot flock em


                  What temp did you try hot flocking? You dont need a groung when you do that.......If the powder didnt stick you might have something else wrong.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Gorund problem

                    Ground rod and clamp is only $15 @ Lowes. You'll need a mini BFH or a post driver to make it easy. Mine took better part of the day to drive cause my mini sledge broke and had to use a 12#er. That sucker got real heavy real quick!!!

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                    • #11
                      Re: Gorund problem

                      Driving a ground rod can be a real bear with small sledge, try using an electric impact we have been using this practice for years with great results.
                      Ray
                      Ray

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                      • #12
                        Re: Gorund problem

                        I would grab a pipe, weld a cap on the end and make two handles. Pound it with a hammer. Just like a fence post driver. And or take an auger bit as long as ou can feasible get and drill out a smaller diameter hole.

                        I grounded to the ground bar in the electical box with great results. Its grounded by a 8' ground rod on the other side of the wall, so It cant hurt.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Gorund problem

                          Originally posted by Smashing
                          Ground rod and clamp is only $15 @ Lowes. You'll need a mini BFH or a post driver to make it easy. Mine took better part of the day to drive cause my mini sledge broke and had to use a 12#er. That sucker got real heavy real quick!!!
                          is THAT why your right arm is so much bigger than your left?

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                          • #14
                            Re: Gorund problem

                            Originally posted by nolatodd
                            Originally posted by Smashing
                            Ground rod and clamp is only $15 @ Lowes. You'll need a mini BFH or a post driver to make it easy. Mine took better part of the day to drive cause my mini sledge broke and had to use a 12#er. That sucker got real heavy real quick!!!
                            is THAT why your right arm is so much bigger than your left?

                            Nope - that's not why.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Gorund problem

                              By the time I got set up in my booth it was about 200. Itried without the ground. Its galvanize and its a second coat at that.
                              I got a 10' ground rod and put it in first thing this morning. I got luky with that. The ground was wet and I pushed it in maybe 4' then used a 18oz framing hammer. The ground rod helped but thats not the problem. I just got home
                              Originally posted by mikmj
                              Originally posted by ALpowder
                              The past few days I cant get corners at all, cant even hot flock em


                              What temp did you try hot flocking? You dont need a groung when you do that.......If the powder didnt stick you might have something else wrong.

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