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Old 07-28-2018, 08:20 PM   #41
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Old 07-28-2018, 11:08 PM   #42
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Hey & since we're on the subject & I know it's a simple question but one of the tanks when I picked it up had a copper ground wire on it, Any reason why I can't run it from one tank to the next then clamp it to the frame?



Your tanks are grounded somewhat by your framework. It's got a few points of contact with the tanks in a tight fitting frame. That gives some continuity to ground if the metal is fairly clean.

Doing as you suggest removes any doubt about a ground on the chassis/frame. That is a good thing especially around propane where a stray spark or some static charge might choose to dissipate as you refuel.

You might also drag a small piece of chain to take all stray current to the earth, tires don't do that. Well, maybe airliner tires do etc but not vehicles that I know of. I could see those tires on a fuel transport that delivers to gas stations etc. They are a bomb ready to go off just as our buses can be
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Your tanks are grounded somewhat by your framework. It's got a few points of contact with the tanks in a tight fitting frame. That gives some continuity to ground if the metal is fairly clean.

Doing as you suggest removes any doubt about a ground on the chassis/frame. That is a good thing especially around propane where a stray spark or some static charge might choose to dissipate as you refuel.

You might also drag a small piece of chain to take all stray current to the earth, tires don't do that. Well, maybe airliner tires do etc but not vehicles that I know of. I could see those tires on a fuel transport that delivers to gas stations etc. They are a bomb ready to go off just as our buses can be
if certain procedures aren't followed.


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Buy a static strap to ground the bus get a overly long one hopefully with multiple mounting holes and adjust it periodically. Won't snag on anything and if it breaks off won't wind up in a tire.
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Old 10-19-2018, 02:27 PM   #44
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