One problem was found. The ground clamp was pushed onto the cover plate of a 45 year old breaker box. Actually, it was two problems. The cover plate was draped over the box and not attached to the box so not only was the paint not broken between the ground clamp and the cover, the cover was not in electrical contact with the breaker box.
I purchased a ground clamp to attach to a copper water pipe that ran 18" away.
|Copper water pipe polished with sandpaper and a cast clamp screwed down brighty-tighty as they say in the welding biz.|
I had hoped to post this via the new provider but the connection kept timing out when trying to upload 92 kb versions of these images (640X480). Consequently I had to plug back into Brand V.