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    For those of you who have not done it, it only costs like 9 dollars for the ground rod and you can use wire thats laying around and some sort of alligator clip.

    I underestemated the ease of this procedure, I also underestemated how well it would work.

    I thought stuff drew to the part before, but damn, I will never use the stupid grounding clip off my gun again.

    The way the powder attracts to the part now is amazing.

    Just sayin

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    Pictures? I'm interested on seeing how you did this...

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    • #3
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      ahhh, the cheap simple upgrades. you gotta love 'em. i guess this will be next on my list. i had been thinking about doing it after someone mentioned it the other day.

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      • #4
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        I really cant get a pic of it now Juan. Seriously, you go the the Home Depot and buy a grounding rod and a grounding rod lug.

        The lug goes on the rod and tightens down, then there is a place to put the wire on the lug and tighten that down as well.

        Pound the rod into the ground, (i went all the way in the ground cause the boy weed eats around here and he would F up the wire)

        Put a grounding clip on the other end of the wire and attach it either to your spray booth, or the part, or the hook for the part.

        Give me a few, Ill see what I can do as far as a pic goes.

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        • #5
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          this is the best I can do, you just have to imagine the rod about 6 foot into the ground. I just put a 25 foot peice of wire on it so I could reach anywhere in the garage.

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          • #6
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            Before anyone says it, I know, Damn Gongchuan and his flip flop weather in the middle of February.

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            • #7
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              Goin' to HomeDepot first thing in the morning...........just sayin............

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              • #8
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                Thanks Harleydad for the info.

                Please everyone know that this is only my 2 cents worth, its working for me, so far, I am sure its not the best way or the only way, but I just put on a few second coats this evening with far less / no trouble at all with faradays or powder sticking.

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                • #9
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                  I did this also but i use it whenever i run into a problem.

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                  • #10
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                    When I worked for Alabama power the specs said for us to dig a hole one foot deep and then drive three four foot ground rods in the ground at least one foot apart. Then we would attach copper wire to the ground rods with wedding band clamps and cover the hole back up with dirt and tamp it down. This is the ground setup I have for my shop and I have never had any issues.

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                    • #11
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                      ha i just did this same thing about a week ago

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                      • #12
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                        Hey gongchuan, I got lucky, I drove mine in all the way. Fel...I mean worked a lot better.

                        Did I say that wrong?
                        Originally posted by GONGCHUAN
                        this is the best I can do, you just have to imagine the rod about 6 foot into the ground. I just put a 25 foot peice of wire on it so I could reach anywhere in the garage.

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                        • #13
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                          nahh, its all good, long as its working for you guys out their. I was just hesitant on doing it and dont really know why. I was just trying to say to anyone who has not done this, its cheap, its easy, and it really works well. So dont be lazy like me, get off your butts and do it, cause your gonna love it, I promise you will

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                          • #14
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                            Wow ty1854 that will get you a good ground for sure

                            I read up a bunch before I got set up, so right off the bat I set up a good ground right to my powder area. I have changed things around some and now I have an overhead hook to hang stuff on and I grounded out the whole arm, and still have my wire hanging down to attach to a small rack if I go that route. 1 time I only used the alligator clip from my CW gun and immediately I realized that I didn't have my ground cable set up since the powder didn't want to stick

                            All you need for a ground is a piece of metal into the ground. All you need for a good ground is about $10 worth of parts from lowes or whatever, a grounding rod and that neato little thing that GONGCHUAN (I love flipflops too) posted a pic of to run your wire from the rod to your work area.

                            Do be careful with a nice fat ground just a hangin out though. It will ground any positive charge so like you could zap the shit out of yourself with a welder or anything making a charge with nowhere to go (also a very bad thing generally). Think of it like a giant puddle of water.

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                            • #15
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                              Maybe someone can help me out here...

                              I'm a bit confuded about the grounding issue. I was under the impression that if you connected the clip from the gun to your part (or wire, rack, etc) that you would have what you need to make a good "ground".

                              How does using a grounding rod effect it when you have do it that way?

                              Where does the wire from the rod go, and how about the clip from the gun?

                              Thanks.


                              Jay

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