Originally Posted by VikingsFan
I'm still not clear on the whole ground / neutral bonded vs. not bonded,
That makes two of us.
I will add that
you have a neutral conductor that is sensed by a GFCI and
has a ground rod at each end,
the soil will be pushing current through the neutral and
this may fool the GFCI because
the current going out the hot lead is almost certain to be not the same as that returning on the neutral lead.
Having just waded through the instructions for my income tax, you may notice that the electrical code is similar. They are a bunch of IF-THEN-ELSE statements but are not quite so clearly stated.
Also, there are logical fallacies in the elec. code, probably because the people who wrote it are likely not trained in symbolic logic. Some percentage of electricians get tripped up on these fallacies.
If you haven't read
on symbolic logic or done programming and you want to understand these opaque and arcane documents, I'll pray for you.
The burden for understanding is on the reader and it might be an undue burden. I'm sure this is true for the US Tax Code, and there is at least one CPA who agrees with me.