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daddyhomer 07-16-2012 01:32 PM

200 amp mobile home service
does the ground rod wire into the meter base or the main breaker panel or both?

jrclen 07-16-2012 01:45 PM

At the main disconnect. That might be the first panel or at the meter enclosure if it includes a main breaker. Can you give us more information?

daddyhomer 07-16-2012 02:00 PM

i have the meter base provided by the poco connected to a ge 200 amp panel with main breaker.

jrclen 07-16-2012 02:48 PM

Then the ground rod wire should connect in the main panel and the bonding screw would be installed.

daddyhomer 07-17-2012 11:40 AM

thanks alot, big help!
Thats the way ive done it in the past when ive done this same job myself a couple of times but i know the codes change and ive seen different websites that showed both ways so it confused me and now if you dont mind another question, the old panel had an insulated nuetral and uninsulated ground so i was told i needed a bonding strap which was missing from the panel along with some other problems with it(wrong size main breaker,meter base, missing a couple lugs, broken ground bar, etc.) thus the new stuff, the new ge panel has the split insulated nuetral design, ok now to the question, does the bonding screw eliminate the need for a added equipment ground bar and bond everything or would i still need to add the ground bar and bond it somehow to the nuetrals?
FYI-the two nuetrals are bonded to one another already.

daddyhomer 07-17-2012 11:45 AM

p.s sorry for the lengthy and slow replies but my internet problems are trumped by my electrical troubles for the time being.

jrclen 07-17-2012 01:57 PM

In the main disconnect, the bonding jumper (screw) bonds the Neutral bus to the enclosure. This bonds the neutral to the ground. The lugs themselves will bond the neutral conductor to the grounding electrode (ground rod) conductor. You will not need a ground terminal strip unless you need more terminals than the Neutral bar provides. One neutral conductor per terminal and possibly (read the label in the panel) 2 grounding conductors of the same size per terminal.

In a sub-panel (such as inside the mobile home) the neutrals are isolated from the grounds and the bonding jumper will not be installed.

If any of this is not clear, just post back.

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