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Old 03-19-2008, 04:23 PM   #1
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Im about to run my feeder into my new workshop and was wondering when I drill down through the bottom plate and bring in my feeder, whats the codes say about this part of the wire having to be in conduit?. I mean the part from the floor up to the bottom of my panel?

Also, is it within code to use plain 12 awg (green) for pigtails on the grounds?? I cant find plain copper in 12awg. Prolly a stupid question there, but I just wanted to know. LOL

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What type of wire are you using.

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Old 03-19-2008, 07:09 PM   #4
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If the wire is type USE it must be in pipe all the way to the panel, if it is SE-U or the like does not hhave to be in pipe, but would be in my shop. The green wire is fine for ground pigtails as long as the other grounds are 12awg or smaller, and copper, do not join copper to aluminum!
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If the wire is type USE it must be in pipe all the way to the panel, if it is SE-U or the like does not hhave to be in pipe, but would be in my shop. The green wire is fine for ground pigtails as long as the other grounds are 12awg or smaller, and copper, do not join copper to aluminum!
Im not sure on the type. i do know that it is direct burial mobile home feeder. Ok so i can use the green..Good deal. Ill buy some off a roll for my grounds in the box's.
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Direct burial wire usually type USE has to be buried or in pipe from panel to panel not allowed to be exposed.
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You can buy the pigtails already made up with the ground screw attacked. An electrical supply house would have them, and they will sell you any number of them. If you buy a whole box it ain't cheap.
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Regarding the pigtail grounds: There are 3 types I have seen in home stores usually by Ideal-
A wirenut on one end and a green screw on the other, a screw on one end and a spade tip on the other; a screw at one end and just a bare end on the other.
The first 2 are stranded 12g, the last is solid 12 or 14 I think?
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Ok Thanks,,,

Robert..I dont need to gnd screw, Ill be using these to pigtail the gnd coming out of my plugs n so forth. I have seen the pigtails that HD and such carry. Ill look at them closer this weekend. I think i still have some UF 12-2 about 15 ft i might just use the bare out of that. I dont need it for anything else its too short..

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I use these. Quick and easy.

http://www.idealindustries.com/produ...ut_greenie.jsp
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Yes seems so. I have seen these in the wiring books. Have to check out my supply stores and see if I can get them.

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Most big box stores carry the greenies. As you can see in the picture, the wire which passes through the hole becomes the pigtail and any other grounds are connected inside the wire nut as normal.

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