Cantilever/ sliding gate grounding help Cantilever/ sliding gate grounding help clintonwilliams (Civil/Environmental) (OP) 30 Mar 11 12:18 I am trying to find a solution to grounding a sliding substation gate, but have not found a solution. I noticed another thread but that solution wont work for me. Does anyone have any ideas. we have thought of a retractable cable, and put a wire on a track that curtains when opened, but have no idea how to implement this.Any help would be appreciated. RE: Cantilever/ sliding gate grounding help stevenal (Electrical) 30 Mar 11 12:29 We tie wrap the welding cable (for flexibility) to rings that slide on a stainless steel cable, getting the curtain rod effect. RE: Cantilever/ sliding gate grounding help clintonwilliams (Civil/Environmental) (OP) 30 Mar 11 12:31 Do you happen to have a photo or detail showing how this might be done that we could use to explain to our contractor? RE: Cantilever/ sliding gate grounding help linehand (Electrical) 31 Mar 11 12:31 I would think you could bond your grounding strap to one of the the roller bolts. Then check continuity between the gate and grid at several pionts of closure. RE: Cantilever/ sliding gate grounding help waross (Electrical) 31 Mar 11 12:39 In our new regulated world, the roller and track may have to be approved as a current carrying device if used for grounding. After a few years I would be very nervous trusting a ground connection between a roller and a track. Think about some old rolling gates that you have seen. A patina of corrosion is not generally a good or a dependable electrical connection. Bill--------------------"Why not the best?"Jimmy Carter RE: Cantilever/ sliding gate grounding help BJC (Electrical) 31 Mar 11 13:13 USE a length of double unistrut (P1001 or equal) between the gate and the fence. Use Unistrut P2750 trolly fitting in the lower track to support a festooned cable( I used welding cable because of the flexability)Trolly fittings: http://www.unistrut.com.au/index.php?part=P2750&M1=6&M2=20&go=1All the hardware to fasten the stut to the fence is in the nistrut catalog. B-Line, Powerstut etc all make similar fittings.